2009-2010 4-H Clover Journals

Kirsten D. Johnson  |  9/2/2009 10:24:40 PM

Junior Leader Meeting

There will be a Jr. Leader Meeting on September 12th at 12pm at the Extension Office. This meeting is open to all 4-H’ers who are in grades 7-12. If you like to have fun, meet new people, participate in awesome activities and become outstanding leaders this is the group for you! The WBR Jr. Leader Club is completely run by the members and officers, they choose their own social activities, service learning projects make other important  decisions. Last years Jr. Leader Club worked at OLOL Children’s Hospital for their service learning project, this was a very rewarding experience for all who were involved.

Also, last year the Jr. Leaders had several social activities throughout the year such as bowling, ice skating, bonfire and riding in a float during the Port Allen Mardi Gras Parade!

Sewing Club Meetings

Any 4-H member is welcome to make an article of clothing to submit to the Parish Fair. To help those with basic sewing skills and some experience with machine sewing, we are opening the extension office on three consecutive Saturday afternoons, Sept.19 and 26 and October 3. Sewing machines, irons, scissors, and some notions will be available. Knowledgeable adults and older teens will be on hand to assist you in cutting out, sewing, and finishing your pattern.

Please Bring the following with you to the workshops:

• One of the Following Patterns:

New Look 6778, a sundress

New Look 6705, a loose top

New Look 6710, elastic waist skirt,pant, or shorts

• Enough Material of your choice for your pattern.

The patterns are available at Hancock’s in Baton Rouge for $3.99 and store staff can assist you in figuring out how much material to buy if needed.

4-H U A Success!!

West Baton Rouge was represented at 4-H U by 12 members. These members participated in Clover College and multiple contests. Elizabeth Wallace was a participant in the Louisiana’s Paradise Clover College Track, she was able to tour Blue Bonnet Swamp while learning about the diverse and complicated Louisiana Wetlands. Lettie Isaac and Destiny Washington both chose to participate in the Forensic Science track and were able to learn about fingerprints and what actually goes on at a crime scene!

Contest Participants were:

Randy P. & Daniel T.-Ag. Demo–Blue Ribbon
Shelbi Graft– Ag. Product Demo-4th Place
Ryan Trusclair-Automotive
Joy Jason-Bicycle-State Winner
Krystal Dupont– Dog Care
Janelle Jason– Forestry
Cameron Sarradet–Photography–Blue Ribbon
Deanna Jason– Wildlife Habitat
Judging– 3rd Place

Besides Clover College and Contests, WBR is honored to have 2 state board representatives and a National Conference Delegate. Deanna Jason is a member of the newly formed Citizenship Board, and will be helping to plan a state Citizenship Camp. Shelbi Graft is a member on the State Food & Fitness Board and is also a National Conference Delegate and will have the opportunity to represent Louisiana & WBR in Washington DC! Congrats to All!

WBR Parish Fair...The Tradition Continues!

Plan now to exhibit at and attend the WBR Parish Fair! This year’s fair is October 8-11 at the WBR Parish Fairgrounds. All 4-H members are strongly encouraged to exhibit at the fair, categories include; Livestock, Art (pottery, painting, photography), Crafts, Foods and MANY MORE. For every entry you have the chance to win money. Fair exhibits are accepted on October 8th, Food Exhibits are entered on Oct. 9th, and will be displayed throughout the fair.

For More Information Contact the Extension Office at 336-2416.


For a complete list of parish events, visit our online calendar.


12th- Jr. Leader Mtg. 12pm Ext. Office

19th-Sewing Workshop 1-4pm Ext. Off.

26th-Sewing Workshop 1-4pm Ext. Off.


3rd-Sewing Workshop 1-4pm Ext. Off.

8-11th-Parish Fair

26th-Horseless Horse; Club Mtg. 1-3pm

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