November 2021 Jefferson Parish Clover Connection

Join Jefferson Parish 4-H Junior Leaders!!

The Jefferson Parish 4-H Junior Leaders are a group of young people ages 13 to 18 who work together to learn about leadership, perform community service and represent the Jefferson Parish 4-H program on a parish, regional and state level.On-line meetings are on Monday evenings once per month.Contact 4-H Agent Heather Egger for more informaiton or to join today!

Challenge Camp 2021

Meet 4-H’ers from neighboring parishes and challenge yourself mentally and physically in this immersive day camp for 7th and 8th graders! Activities are outside only and include group challenges, ropes courses and more.Registration for Challenge Camp 2021 ends on November 5th. For the registration form and further details visit the events/camps section of our website:

Say Hello to Our New 4-H Agent


Jefferson Parish has a new 4-H agent! Dillon Howell will be joining Heather Egger to provide the Jefferson Parish community the best 4-H experience they can provide. Dillon was born in Marrero and lived in Jefferson Parish his whole life. He’s excited to meet all of the Jefferson Parish 4-H members and help set up fun events like 4-H University and the Regional Cooking Contest. If you see him at any 4-H events, make sure to say hello!

Veterans Day

As many of you already know, November 11th is the day we observe Veterans Day. Originally, November 11th was known as Armistice Day in recognition of the American soldiers who fought in World War I. It wasn’t until 1947 that Armistice Day was observed to honor all of the nation’s veterans. In 1954, the name had officially changed to Veterans Day. Do you or your family have any special plans to observe Veterans Day? If not, you and your family can gather donations for organizations that help veterans and/or participate in the annual 2 minutes of silence at 1:11 p.m. to honor the service and sacrifice of veteran. For more ideas or information, contact your 4-H agents Heather Egger or Dillon Howell.

Thanksgiving Vegetable Tray

Thanksgiving is just around the corner! For a dish that is both healthy and visually impressive, try arranging a vegetable tray in the shape of a turkey. Layer the vegetables in a way to mimic the colorful feathers of a turkey and use the end of a bell pepper along with peppercorn eyes to replicate the head of the turkey. Get creative with your design by trying to add as many different colored fruits/veggies as you can! For further instructions, visit the blog Eating Richly at

Fall Fundraiser

This fall, Jefferson Parish held a fundraiser selling pecans. We were able to raise over a thousand dollars. Many of our sales came from JVFC members. We wanted to personally thank the JVFC members for their support. Your generosity will greatly improve our youth development programs!

Special Accomodation

If you require special accommodations due to a disability in order to participate in our activities, please notify the 4-H office @504-736-6519 at least 48 hrs. prior to the event.

**For overnight events and camps, please notify the 4-H Office at least 2 weeks in advance.


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