December 2022 Jefferson Parish Clover Connection

Happy Holidays!

The Jefferson Parish 4-H Ofiice wants to wish everyone Happy Holidays! We encourage everyone to help others in some way in your community this winter. You can collect food for a food bank, write thank you cards for emergency responders, or simply preparing a meal for someone in your neighboorhood less fortunate than you. Happy Holidays and have a Happy New Year!

Raffle Fundraisers – Handmade Blankets

Help out the Jefferson Parish 4-H offices by entering one of our raffles! One is LSU themed and the other is Saints themed. These 5’ x 5’ blankets are great for any football fans out there! The last day to purchase tickets are December 15th 2022. The drawing for the blankets will be on December 16th, 2022. 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! For more information or to buy online, visit or call our office at 504-736-6519.

Thanksgiving Service Project

Written by Jefferson Parish Junior Leader Reporter Maia P.

On November 19, the members of the 4-H Junior Leaders Club, Maia P. and Elizabeth P., volunteered to make Thanksgiving themed craft kits for children in need at a local shelter. We were able to make 25 bags filled with craft activities in our time volunteering! During our time, we discussed more about the shelter and more ways to help them the best we can. We also talked about how much of an impact we make when doing these service projects. It gives them a sense of hope and joy during the holidays, and we hope to keep giving them that excitement in more service projects to come!

4-H Photography Contest

Looking for something fun to do this winter break? Enter our Photography Contest! The contest will begin December 5th and end January 5th. Each 4-H member can submit one photo for the contest. Hobbies such as photography is a great way to improve your mental health. For that reason, this year's theme is joy! Take a picture of something that makes you happy or captures the essence of joy. Please do not submit pictures of people or submit selfies. Participants can also type a brief description of why their photo fits the theme. Entries will be judged based off skill and creativity equally. Open to 4th - 12th grade only. You can enter the contest by visiting

4-H Night with the Pelicans

4-H Night with the Pelicans will be on January 6th, 2023. There will be a pre-game party for 4-H members and their families! Each youth who signed up will be entered in a drawing for a variety of special honors such as playing on the court before the game begins, high-five Pelicans players as they enter the court, and more! Each ticket purchased will also come with a shirt and beanie. The deadline for ordering tickets has passed. If you signed up for the event please contact our offices to be entered in the drawing.

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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Cooking Contest Results

On December 3rd, the annual Jefferson Parish Cooking Contest was held at Wally Pontiff Playground. There were 12 entries across 7 different categories. Seven Jefferson Parish 4-H members participated in the contest as well as activities focused on healthy living and nutrtition. Thank you to all of the members and families that came out! Here are the results:

Egg Main Dish: 1st Place - Sophie C. with Bacon Breakfast Muffins

Egg Desert: 1st Place – Makenzie S. with Great Gradma's Bread Pudding

Seafood Fish/Other: 1st Place – Sophie C. with Oyster Rockefeller Dip

Poultry Chicken: 1st Place – Jac G. with Spinach and Sundried Tomato Stuffed Chicken

2nd Place – KK G. with Chicken Salad on a Bed of Greens

3rd Place – Sophie C. with Chicken Lasagna Rolls

Sugar Cake:1st Place – Cohen S. with Zuchinni Bread

2nd Place – Paisley J. with Traditional Yule Log

Sugar Candy/Other:1st Place – Sophie C. with Candied Grapes

Sugar Cookies: 1st Place – Bailey S. with Nutella Truffle

2nd Place – KK G. with Hot Cocoa Cookies

3rd Place – Jac G. with Loaded Cookies

First place winners in each category will be invited to the Southeast Region Cooking Contest in May. They will compete with the winners from over 10 parishes to see who is the best of the best! Make sure to wish those who move on to the next competition good luck!

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