Annual 4-H Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Open to all members of our community.
This event is a 4-H Fundraiser.

Entry Fee - $5

AnimalK-3rd Grade
Character4th – 6th
Fair Spirit7th – 8th
4-H Spirit9th – 12th

General Rules

  • No carved or punctured entries
  • No electrical devices
  • One entry per person

Drop Off

Tuesday, October, 18, 2022
4 pm – 6:30 pm
Livestock Barn in 4-H Alley

WP4-H Labor Day Fishing Tournament

September 2 – 7


  • Bluegill aka brim/sun perch/perch
  • Catfish
  • Crappie aka white perch/sac-a-lait
  • Large Mouth Bass
  • Alligator Gar
  • Alligator Snapping Turtle

Prizes will be given to the winner of each category


  • Must email Mrs. Beth pictures of
    • Whole fish with length shown
    • Whole fish with weight shown
  • Email must include your name, school, grade, and which category you are entering.

October 2022

Community Project No.2 – Parish Clean Up Event – Hosted by Parish Government & Elected Leaders – 8th

Tractor Supply Company Fall Paper Clovers Campaign – The money collected during this time will come back to WP4-H & La 4-H Programs

2nd – 9th – National 4-H Week

7th- Challenge Camp Essay Submissions DUE (7th & 8th Grade Members) - Lion King Retreat Center, Amite, La (November 8th & 9th – Cost $60)

14th – School Drop Off for Fair Youth Building Items

15th & 17th – Public Drop Off for Fair Youth Building items

15th,17th & 18th – Youth and Adult volunteer opportunities @ Fair Youth Building

18th – 4-H Pumpkin Decorating Contest Entries DUE @ Livestock Barn - $5 per entry

  • This serves as one of WP4-H’s fundraisers for the year
  • This serves as WP4-H’s largest fundraiser for the year

24th- November 4th – Sweet Potato & Pecan Fundraiser

August 2022

Please contact Mrs. Beth if your family is interested in showing livestock (beef cattle, dairy cattle, goats: commercial, meat or dairy, sheep: breeding, market or commercial, rabbits, chickens or broilers, or swine: market, breeding or commercial)

1st – Enrollment Opens

15th – Steer Possession Deadline & Validation kits due to LSU AgCenter

30th – Please contact Mrs. Beth if you intend to show livestock by this date

31st – Enrollment Ends

September 2022

In school meetings to start

4-H Ambassador Meeting Starts – 7th – 12th grades – 2nd Monday of each month 5:30pm – LSU AgCenter – Franklinton

Community Project No. 1 - Library Craft Drive – Washington Parish Library System has reached out and asked if we would partner with them to host a craft supply drive for their branches – DUE BY Sept 30

6th – LSU AgCenter Closed

2nd-7th – Labor Day Weekend Virtual 4-H Fishing Tournament

11th – 9/11 National Day of Service

17th- 4-H Night with the Tigers

Tentative - Deadline to Register for the Fall/Winter Gardening Contest & the Big Cabbage Contest

November 2022

Community Project No.3 – Fall Food Drive

7th -Beef breeding, Sheep breeding, Goat breeding, Dairy Breeding, and Exhibition Poultry Possession Date & Validation kits due to LSU AgCenter

8th- 9th – SE Regional 4-H Challenge Camp (7th & 8th Graders) – Lion King Retreat Center – Amite, La - $60

14th – Miniature Cattle Possession Date

17th – Broiler Orders DUE

18th – ETA for Sweet Potato & Pecan Deliveries

21st – Thanksgiving Break Activity

22nd- 4-H Ambassador Outing

24th & 25th – LSU AgCenter Closed

December 2022

Contact Mrs. Beth if your family is interested in showing horses. Events: English, Western, & Speed Events

Community Project No. 4 – Toy Drive for our local DCFS & Holiday Wreath Donation to Counsel on Aging

1st – Holiday Wreath Decoration Entries DUE

2nd – Swine Breeding Possession Date & Validation kits due to LSU AgCenter

21st – Christmas Break Activity

22nd – 4-H Ambassadors Christmas Activity

January 2023

Beef Posters Due to each club on date picked by the club leader

Registration for Jr. Leadership Camp (JLC) Opens – 9th-12th graders @ Camp Grant Walker – March 9-11

Send a Kid to Camp Fundraising Campaign

Community Project No.5 – MLK Day of Service

4th – Tentative Broiler Chick Delivery

5th – Winter Break Activity

16th – MLK Day of Service Activity

17th – Cookery Contest: Beef, Sugar, & Seafood

20th – 22nd – 4-H Fashion Camp – Hosted by the LA 4-H Fashion Board @ Camp Grant Walker

21st – Parish Livestock Show

30th – 4-H Advisory Meeting – Opportunity for Parents & Youth to voice their opinions on future 4-H programming

February 2023

Dairy Posters Due to each club on date picked by the club leader

Community Project No.6 – Independent Club Projects to benefit the community

Contact Mrs. Beth if you are interested in Showing Horses

Register to become an adult volunteer at summer camp – email Mrs. Beth to get started

Register to be a summer camp counselor – email Mrs. Beth to get your application

2nd – 4th – Southeast District Livestock Show - Covington

10th – Mardi Gras Mask Contest Entries DUE – Virtual

11th – 18th – State Livestock Show

20th – 24th – Mardi Gras Break for Schools

21st – LSU AgCenter Closed – Mardi Gras Day

24th – Cookery Contest: Egg, Chicken, & Louisiana Commodity (Rice, Sweet Potato, or Pecan)

March 2023

Project Books will DUE

Registration for 4-H Summer Camp w/ $50 Deposit – 4th-6th graders (Dates for camp will be announced in January/February)

4-H University Teams and Contest Considerations – 8th -12th Grades

10th – Top Project Books DUE to Mrs. Beth

9th – 11th – Jr Leadership Conference (9th-12th graders @ Camp Grant Walker)

17th – Top Member & Clubs Form DUE

31st – Achievement Day

April 2023

Community Service Project No. 7 – Earth Day Activity

Summer Camp Counselor Training

1st – Horse Possession Date to show in June

17th - 4-H University Registration Open (8th-12th graders) (Dates for 4-HU June 21-23 @LSU)

21st - La 4-H State Leadership Board Applications DUE

28th – 4-H Summer Camp Payment Due

May 2023

Summer Camp Family Meeting

Summer Camp – TBD

June 2023

20th – 23rd – 4-H University

27th & 28th – District Horse Show

July 2023

3rd-6th – State Horse Show

17th – 19th – WeLead Leadership Training

Innovate . Educate . Improve Lives

The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture