2019 October Lafourche Happenings Newsletter

4Hlogo04wboxGreen180jpg4-H Challenge Camp

Join us as we embark on an exciting trip to the Wonderful World of Challenge Camp on Nov. 20-21, 2019 to Acadiana Baptist Center.7th & 8th grade 4-H members who have not attended before are eligible to attend.We will take 8th graders first.The cost is $125.00.This covers transportation and the camp fee.If you are interested in attending, call or email Mrs. Donna Naquin by October 11th at (985)446-1316 or dayo@agcenter.lsu.edu to receive registration information.Once registration information is sent out the first 13 applicants to get their fee and paperwork in will get to go.

Junior Leader Times

As a club composed of 4-H members at least 13 years of age, our Lafourche Parish Junior Leader Club focuses on being involved in community service as well as having fun as a group.Helping at many parish 4-H events is an annual task completed by many of our junior leaders.

If interested in joining the club, please make every effort to attend the next meeting on Oct. 23, 2019, from 5:30-7:00 pm. at the Ag. Building in Raceland. There will be a Halloween costume and pumpkin decorating contest at this meeting.

Catch-Phrase for Camp Contest

What’s a good theme for 4-H Summer Camp?Send in your most creative ideas for a slogan that is brief and “catchy”, capturing the spirit of 4-H Camp—in 7 words or less along with illustrations.The winner will receive a monetary award and it will be used on all publicity for camp and on the camp t-shirt. Think fast...the deadline is Thursday, Oct. 31st.Your submission must include your full name and age, parish and 4-H Club, complete mailing address and phone number.Submit your entries by this date to Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center, Camp Catch Phrase, 3000 Hwy. 8, Pollock, LA 71467.

Prudential Spirit of Community Award

The Prudential Spirit of Community Award program recognizes individuals in grades 5-12 solely on the basis of their volunteer activities.4-H'ers can contact the 4-H office for more information on how to apply. Applications must be submitted to our parish office by Nov. 1, 2019.Then, each parish 4-H program can select one middle level Local Honoree for every 1,000 members (or portion thereof) in grades 5-8 and one high school Local Honoree for every 1,000 members in grades 9-12 to submit to the state level committee so they may pick the top youth volunteers in each state.

Sugar and Seafood Contest Day

Just a reminder of the upcoming Sugar and Seafood Contest to be held on Nov. 9, 2019, at Galliano Elementary School.Registration will be between 9:00 and 10:00 a.m.Judging will begin promptly at 10 a.m. and should be concluded by noon with awards to follow.No dishes may be removed until the conclusion of the awards.

Your dishes can be brought to the contest by another person.Elementary, Middle and Senior High school members will compete separately for purple and blue ribbons.Overall Champion dishes will receive trophies.Members may enter one seafood dish and/or one sugar dish.

Categories for Seafood are Oyster, Crab, Shrimp, Fish/Other Seafood and Crawfish. Sugar categories are Cakes (homemade or mixes), Candies, Cookies, Pies and Other Sugar Dish.

Rules for this contest are:

1. Sugar dishes must use at least one-half (1/2) cup of sugar. May be granulated, brown, powdered or any combination. Mixes are permitted as long as 1/2 cup of additional sugar is added to the recipe.

Seafood dishes must use at least one (1) cup of seafood.The seafood must be fresh, frozen, pasteurized or dried.Canned seafood is not acceptable. Surimi, an artificial crab made from fish, cannot be used. There can be no raw seafood in the final dish.Entries may contain a small amount of a second seafood but not more than ½ the amount of the primary seafood. All seafood used in the contest must be Louisiana Seafood.

2. A copy of the recipe must be submitted with the dish.(Please print or write clearly on an index card or sheet of paper.)

3.Print name, school, and division (Elementary, Middle or Senior) on recipe.

4.The food should be exhibited in a normal-sized serving container not to exceed 18" to allow adequate space for all entries.You will be asked to remove items not directly related to the dish such as place mats, flower arrangements, figurines, trays, footed chafing dishes, soup tureens, etc.Baskets or metal containers in which casserole/serving dishes fit exactly will be allowed.Non-edible items are not to be used as garnish.No serving utensils will be needed.They are provided by the 4-H Office.

Sugar and/or Seafood Illustrated Talk Divisions—No dish will be required for this contest.There will be three divisions in this contest:

Division I – (Grades 4-6) Contestant designs (a) standard poster 22” x 28” relating to Sugar and/or Seafood, (b) presents a 3-5 minute explanation of poster subject (c) responds to questions from judges.

Division II – (Grades 7-9) The contestant will present a 5-8 minute oral presentation relating to one of the five categories (1) production, (2) food preparation and nutritive value (3) food safety, (4) processing, or (5) marketing about sugar and/or seafood.Posters or PowerPoint presentations may be used.Costume based on theme are acceptable.

Division III – (Grades 10-12) Contestant will present an 8-10 minute oral presentation on sugar and/or seafood.It can be a specific idea or an overview.Examples include Nutritional Value, Economic Value, Cooking Principles, Versatility, Food Safety, Role in Today’s Healthy Diet, Sugar and/or Seafood’s Place in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Role in our National Economy, Role in Protecting the Environment.

Posters or PowerPoint presentations may be used.Costume based on theme are acceptable.

4-H 101

If you would like to learn more about what 4-H is all about and how your child can get more involved, come to the Sugar and Seafood Contest on Nov. 9, 2019, at Galliano Elementary and attend the 4-H 101 Workshop.This presentation will introduce you to 4-H and the activities that take place throughout the year.It begins at 10:00.

Sew with Cotton Contest

This year’s Sew with Cotton Contest will be held in conjunction with the Sugar and Seafood Contest on Nov. 9, 2019, at Galliano Elementary.Clothing garments can be brought by another parent.Please have the child’s name, school and grade on an index card or paper to give to the judges. The rules for the contest are as follows:

1.Contestants may be in the 4th-12th grade.There will be three divisions: Elementary, Middle and Senior.

2.7th – 12th grade contestants must make and model a complete outfit of any style appropriate for any occasion and any season of the year including a pair of pajamas.Elementary and Middle School students may enter the following:

4th Grade - drawstring apron (on our website), barbecue apron, or Eco-Friendly Tote Bag (from commercial patterns)

5th Grade - sassy skirt (on our website), elastic waist shorts or elastic waist pajama pants (commercial pattern)

6th Grade - A-line or gathered skirt or variation with a waistband and zipper, robe, duffle bag or computer bag (from commercial pattern)

3.Outer garments must be 100% cotton or cotton blend.Interfacing, underlining, tape, trimming, etc. can be of any compatible fabric.

4.Contestant will be judged on construction and appearance.

Food Drive at Sugar and Seafood Day

1 in 6 households in Louisiana is at risk for hunger.The rising cost of food, housing, and utilities has increased the need for emergency food assistance.To help meet that need we are conducting a food drive at Sugar and Seafood Contest Day on Nov. 9th.Please donate a non- perishable food item when you come to participate that day to help end hunger in Louisiana!

Livestock Validation

As in past years, all market animals and commercial breeding animals are required to be validated through a process of collecting hair samples.The animals are then tagged and “validated”. You will be responsible for contacting the 4-H office to get your validation kits, validating your own animals and returning the kits to our office with your fees before November 4, 2019, for commercial beef, commercial dairy, market lambs, commercial ewes, market goats and commercial does. Market and commercial hogs will have to be validated before December 2, 2019 using the same process.If you need assistance or have any questions, please contact Teddi Folse at 985-446-1316.

Join 4-H Shooting Sports

If you are between the ages of 9-19 years of age and are interested in joining the Lafourche Shooting Sports Club, there will be a meeting on Dec. 4, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. at the Agriculture Building in Raceland (115 Texas Street, behind Raceland Upper Elementary). This meeting is for “new members only”. Shooting sports offer 4-H'ers the opportunity to learn at their own pace and become more competitive and compete in regional, state and national contests.

4-H Shooting Sports Camp

There will be a 4-H Shooting Sports Camp on Dec. 13-15, 2019, in Pollock at Grant Walker Educational Facility.It is open to 9 to 13 year old 4-H youth.Parents are welcome to attend also.Youth will be able to attend in one of three disciplines-Archery, .22 Rifle and Shotgun.Shooters will have to provide his/her own shooting equipment and ammunition.Call the 4-H Office at 985-446-1316 to receive registration information.

4-H Regional Rabbit Show

There will be a Regional Rabbit Show held Nov. 25, 2019, at the Agriculture Building in Raceland. Rabbit Registration (only the day of the show) will be from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Registration line will close at 10 a.m. and no one will be allowed to enter the line and register after 10 a.m. Judging will begin promptly at 10:30 a.m.

Entry fee is $2.00 per rabbit.Please see our website for entry forms and rules at www.lsuagcenter.com.

4-H Discovering SET Poster Contest

SET stands for science, engineering and technology.Science is everywhere in the world around us.Engineering is the basic designs of roads and bridges and buildings but could also include electronics and robots.Technology expands every aspect of our lives including computer programming and design.In an ever-changing world, it’s more important than ever to learn more about SET.4-H club members should research SET and create a poster to generate awareness of SET. The guidelines for the contest are:

1. Poster must be an 11 x 14 white poster board. No foam boards

2. Do not attach anything to the poster that is more than ½ “thick.

3. Be sure to place your name, grade and school on the back of the poster in the upper right-hand corner.

Posters are due at November Club Meetings.Recognition and awards are in the following divisions: Elementary Division- 4th – 5th grade, Middle School Division- 6th – 8th grade and High School Division- 9th – 12th grade.

Purple, Blue and Red ribbons will be awarded. Every 4-H club member that makes a poster will receive a ribbon. Purple ribbon posters will be displayed at Poultry and Pet Day held on December 7, 2019.

Lucky Clover Tickets

We will again give lucky clover tickets to 4-H’ers for participation in all 4-H club contests.Each time you participate in a contest, poster contest, etc. you will receive a lucky clover ticket.All tickets will be given to 4-H’ers prior to Achievement Day and a drawing for prizes will be held that day.You will have to be present at Achievement Day to win the prizes.So, start participating now to win!!!!!

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