October 2022 Jefferson Parish Clover Connection

Challenge Camp 2022

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Challenge Camp is a camp for 7th – 8th graders looking for an awesome opportunity to enjoy a variety of activities such as canoeing, ziplining, hiking through trails and more! Come meet a bunch of other 4-H members from across the Louisiana Southeast Region at this overnight camp at Lion King Retreat Camp in Amite, LA. The camp will take place on Nov 8. – Nov. 9 and cost is $40. For more information and how to pay please visit our website at: https://bit.ly/3e558m9. Registration closes October 25th

Pumpkin Decorating Contest

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For the first time ever, Jefferson Parish 4-H will begin hosting “virtual” contests! The first one this year is a pumpkin decorating contest. To compete, simply take a picture of a decorated pumpkin and submit it to our website: https://bit.ly/3E2Ao0e. Can’t find a pumpkin? No worries! Get creative and use a squash or any other type of fruit! Don’t know how to carve? Don’t sweat it! You can decorate your pumpkin with art supplies, flowers or whatever your imagination desires. This contest is open to 4th – 12th graders, however if you decorate a pumpkin with a Cloverbud member please share the picture with us! We will post it on our Facebook page for all to see. The contest ends on October 22nd and winners will be announced on October 28th. Ribbons will be given out to winners. Good luck everyone!

Fall Garden Show 2022

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4-H will be at the City Park Fall Garden Show on October 8th and 9th! We will have our own tent filled with lots of fun activities. You can also buy plants from local vendors at the Fall Garden Show. Fall is a great time to start planting many different types of winter crops in your garden. It’s best to plant most seeds now so that they begin sprouting in the spring. The City Park Fall Garden show will be in the Botanical Gardens located in City Park in New Orleans. Come join us for a great time! For more info, go here: https://bit.ly/3dWcskw.

4-H + American Idol Auditions

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Are you a great singer? Have you ever wanted to compete on American Idol and show everyone your skills? Now is your chance! On Thursday, October 6th, American Idol will host an exclusive virtual audition day for current 4-H'ers & 4-H alum ages 15-28 for a chance to become the next American Idol. You can register for the event here: https://bit.ly/3BRbGND. We know there are some seriously talented individuals in Jefferson Parish. Good luck everyone!

Pecan Fundraiser

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This month, we are selling pecans to raise funds for the Jefferson Parish 4-H foundation. These high quality pecans come from the Pointe Coupee Pecan company right here in Louisiana. This family-run business has been providing pecans for decades and they have earned an excellent reputation for their products. These pecans will come in before Thanksgiving so they are perfect for your pecan pies. The chocolate covered pecans and the sugared pecans are a good gift for the holiday season. Please consider purchasing some pecans. For more information on how to order please visit https://bit.ly/3B7cZsA or call our office at 504-736-6519.

Raffle Fundraisers – Handmade Blankets

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Other fundraisers you can participate in are two raffles for handmade blankets. One is LSU themed and the other is Saints themed. This is a great opportunity for those who either can’t afford the pecans or want to try to win these gorgeous blankets! These 5’ x 5’ blankets are great for any football fans out there! The last day to purchase tickets are November 17th 2022. The drawing for the blankets will be on November 18th, 2022. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3B7cZsA or call our office at 504-736-6519. You can buy tickets in our office in room 300 inside the Yenni Building for $1 per raffle ticket. You can buy tickets online in groups of 5. If you plan on doing early voting in the Yenni Building, feel free to visit our office to buy some raffle tickets!

Club Spotlight: Westbank Community Club

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This month we want to highlight a new 4-H club on the Westbank! The Westbank Community Club is run by club leader Amanda Bravender. Her first lesson included a demonstration on how to harvest honey from a beehive. Amanda’s plans for the club include lessons based on the homestead lifestyle. Members will learn gardening, taking care of animals like horses and chickens, and cooking as well! If you would like to know when the club meets, please visit the club’s Facebook page at https://www.fb.com/groups/573128934430486/ or scan the QR code provided.

Special Accommodations

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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