October 2021


1 Sweet Potato Sale

3-9 National 4-H Week

7, 21 Shooting Sports Practice (4:30)(3D Shooting Center)

15 Fall Festival

15 Rice Festival Cookery Crowley, LA

19 Chef Club (4:00)

19 Jr. Leader Meeting (6:00)


4 Shooting Sports Practice (4:30) (3D Shooting Center)

8 End Sweet Potato Sales

8 Beef, Sheep, Goat, & Dairy Breeding Possession date

17-20 Allen Parish Fair

19 Allen Parish Fair Parade

22 Clover & Canvases workshops

22 Jr. Leader Meeting


If you are planning to show livestock this year, please register by clicking on the QR Code. By registering you will receive information by email/remind. Also please go like our livestock face book page: Allen Parish Livestock Information Page

Important Dates:

  • November 8, 2021: Possession/Validation for Beef, Sheep, Goat and Dairy
  • December 3, 2021: Possession/Validation for Swine
  • December 2021: Kinder FFA Aggie Day
  • January 2022: Oberlin FFA Aggie Day
  • January 14 & 15, 2022: Parish Show in Oberlin
  • January 20, 2022: Allen Parish Junior Livestock Market Sale:
  • February 1-5, 2022: District Show in Lake Charles
  • February 12-19, 2022: State Show in Gonzales

4-H Club Bulletin Board Contest!

  • All Clubs are encouraged to participate!
  • The Bulletin Board should promote Allen Parish 4-H.It should also provide a creative way to display events and information going on each month.
  • Leaders! If you are interested in working on your bulletin board during your October club meeting, please let your 4-H Agent know. Please Email a Picture of Bulletin Board by: Friday October 15, 2021


Winning Club Will Receive an Ice Cream Party!


October 15, 2021at 5:00pm

Location:4-H Office

(This event is open to 4-H Members and Non 4-H Members!)

Pet Show!

Registration: 5:00pm-5:30pm

Registration Fee is $1 per animal being entered.

Types of pets that may be entered are Dogs, Birds, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, Reptiles, Any Other (Ex. Hamsters, Guinea Pigs, and Gerbils) Dogs must be on a leash. Please do not bring dogs that may bite or any type of animal that may cause injury to a person. Bring only healthy animals that are up to date on vaccinations.

Pumpkin Decorating Contest!

Pumpkins can be dropped off anytime on October 15, 2021.The 4-H Office hours are from 8:00am-4:30pm.

Pumpkin must be dropped off by 5:30pm in order to participate. Judging will begin at that time.

Categories Include: Scariest Pumpkin, Funniest Pumpkin, Most Original Pumpkin, and Most 4-H Spirit.

Trunk or Treat:


For more Information on 4-H, Please Visit!!!

Allen Parish 4-H T-Shirt Fundraiser

Order Deadline: October 22nd

You can order by using Venmo. @ALLENPARISH-FourH

We will need you to submit the following information: Shirt Order, please note if you are ordering adult or child size, your name, and your preferred contact information. Please let us know if you want to pick up your shirt from the 4-H office or delivered to your school of choice.

*****Price: $15 sizes youth small- adult XL…Anything bigger $18

Cookery Contest!

Saturday November 13, 2021

  • Egg: Salad/Appetizer, Main Dish, Dessert
  • Sweet Potato: Dessert, Other
  • Pecan: Candy, Dessert, Other
  • Cup Cake Challenge: Rules: Three identical cupcakes will be submitted. Go wild and be creative! (Cannot be store bought cupcakes-must be baked by 4-H’er)

Junior Leaders

Don’t forget Junior Leader meeting on Tuesday October 19th at 6:00pm at the 4-H Office! See you there!! Ages 13 & up welcome!


NOVEMBER 17-20, 2021

This event is held at the Allen Parish Fair Grounds.

Every 4-H member is encouraged to enter at least one article in the fair.

The premiums:1st - $3.00; 2nd - $2.00; and 3rd - $1.00.

Entries will be taken from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, November 15 & 16.Wednesday, November 17th from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. will be the culinary entries only.


Each 4-H club is encouraged to have an entry in the parade. The three categories are: Decorated Float, Decorated Car, and Marching Unit. (Note: Line up west of fair grounds @ 9:15 a.m., Friday November 19, 2021)

******Once the Fair Board provides a Fair Book we will share it with 4-H Members. This book includes everything you need to know pertaining to this event.

Sweet Potato Fundraiser!

Boxes of cured Louisiana sweet potatoes are being sold in 10 Pound boxes for $10.

We encourage our 4-H members to sale sweet potatoes! It is such a wonderful opportunity for the community to support our program. Money earned from the sale will benefit the Allen Parish 4-H Program.

  • All forms and money must be turned into the 4-H office by NOVEMBER 12th
  • Top Seller will receive $100.00 and Top Club will receive $50.00
  • The members that wish to participate will be responsible for picking them up from the 4-H Office.
  • Sweet Potatoes can be picked up from the 4-H Office from November 17th-19th.

The 4-H office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

More information and sale forms can be picked up at 4-H Office

Upcoming Workshop! Clovers and Canvas!

Join us!

Monday November 22, 2021, 9:00 am – 10:30 am Space is limited. Fee $20.00

Come join the fun for a morning of painting on a canvas. We will provide all the paint, brushes, canvas, and a local artist to give step by step instructions for completing a painting.

Please Pre-Register by clicking on the QR Code!

Pre-Registration Ends November 12, 2021

Chef Club

What is Chef Club? Chef Club is an after-school project club.4-H Members learn how to cook healthy, fun recipes! They also experience some form of physical activity! The club meetings are led by experienced Junior Leaders, Volunteers, and 4-H Agent.

We meet up at the 4-H office! Club time is 4:00pm-5:00pm, unless specified differently in the Clover Talk. Our first club meeting is October 19, 2021. This year we will be learning about foods from the Garden.

Does it cost to join Chef Club? Membership Fee:$20! Your membership fee will cover all chef club activities. The member will also receive a T-Shirt at Achievement Day! Dues must be paid by December Club Meeting

Please Join by Clicking QR Code!

National 4-H Week

National 4-H Week is a great time to promote 4-H and all the opportunities it has to offer!

What are you doing to show your 4-H Spirit?

  • KMS and KES 4-H Clubs are putting clovers on the bottom of lunch trays. If you find a clover you get a prize!
  • Fairview 4-H will post the provided SPARK posters around the school to inform FHS students, faculty and staff of 4-H opportunities. We will also take up donations for hurricane victims and provide snacks for faculty and staff periodically throughout the week. They are also working on getting a new American flag donated to the school.
  • During National 4-H Week the students at Reeves will be making posters that promote drug prevention to be hung-up around the school.
  • KHS Members are doing a community service project for Head Start!

Congratulations to our Rice Cookery Winners!

Rice and Meats

Elementary: 1st Place Reese Smith FHS, 2nd Emmett Fish OKMS, 3rd Della Bushnell OKES

Junior High:1st Bailey Hobbs FHS, 2nd Gia Duplechin Home School,

High School:1st Bradyn Bushnell OKHS, 2nd Joyce Bushnell OKHS

Overall: Reese Smith FHS

Rice and Seafood

Elementary:1st Della Bushnell OKES, 2nd Knox Dronet KMS,

3rd Emmett Fish OKMS

High School:1st Joyce Bushnell OKHS, 2nd Bradyn Bushnell OKHS

Overall: Della Bushnell OKES

Rice and Vegetable

Elementary:1st Della Bushnell OKES, 2nd Emmett Fish OKMS

High School: 1st Joyce Bushnell OKHS, 2nd Bradyn Bushnell OKHS

Overall: Joyce Bushnell OKHS

Rice Dessert

Elementary: 1st Della Bushnell OKES, 2nd Emmett Fish OKMS

Junior High:1st Carlee Pitre FHS, 2nd Bailey Hobbs FHS

High School:1st Joyce Bushnell OKHS, 2nd Bradyn Bushnell OKHS

Overall: Carlee Pitre FHS

Shooting Sports

Allen Parish 4H Shooting Sports is off to a great start! Participants MUST have 8 hours of practice with a 4H instructor by February 2022. Participants10 years of age or older MUST complete a hunter education course and bring a copy of your card to the 4H office. Practices will be held at the 3D Shooting Center (6934 North Hwy 165 Oberlin) Please call our office if you need additional information on how to join Allen Parish Shooting Sports

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