2022 Assumption Parish September Clover Chatter

Margo Castro, Templet, Loretta

Important Upcoming Events:


  • 5 – Labor Day Office Holiday
  • 12 – Jr. Leader Social 6:00 PM at 4-H Office
  • 7 – 4-H Night with the Tigers


  • 2-8 - National 4-H Week
  • 19 - Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Margo L. Castro - 4-H Extension Agent
Assumption Parish LSU AgCenter
119 Robin Street
Napoleonville, LA 70390
(985) 369-6386

National 4-H Week

National 4-H Week will be observed October 2-8, 2022.

You are encouraged to plan and carry out special activities to celebrate National 4-H Week. More than 6 million people across the country will celebrate National 4-H Week. During National 4-H Week, 4-H will showcase the great things that 4-H offers young people and highlights the incredible 4-H youth in the community who work each day to make a positive impact on the community.

Jr. Leader Social

Calling All 8th – 12th Graders!
You are invited to the 4-H Jr. Leader Social
Monday, September 12, 2022, 6:00 p.m. at the 4-H Office

Assumption Parish 4-H is organizing the 2022-23 Jr. Leader Club. This club is open to 4-H members in grades 8th-12th.

The objective of the Jr. Leader Club is to help others and 4-H members with parish activities, camps, contests, and community development.

We are encouraging previous members to bring a friend or friends who are not a member to join.

Dues are $10 which will include your community service project for September.
This fee can only be paid to the 4-H office.

Pumpkin Decorating Contest

This contest will be held on Wednesday, October 19th, at the 4-H facility.
Registration will be held all day from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

4-H’ers will have the opportunity to bring pumpkins to school and will be picked up by Ms. Margo.

If you would like your pumpkin back, they can be picked up Thursday, October 20th from 8:00-4:00.

This contest will be open to all 4-H’ers.


The categories are:
1) Funniest (humorous, amusing, causes laughter, etc.)
2) Prettiest/Cutest (nice looking, attractive, beautiful, etc.)
3) Scariest (fright, shock, alarming, etc.)
4) Unusual (odd, strange, rare, etc.)
5) Creative (imaginative, innovative, artistic, etc.)
6) Carved (engraved, cut, etc.)

Awards will be given to: Division winners per category and Overall Pumpkin.
Ribbons will be awarded to Blue, Red, and White placing in each category:
Division I - 4th grade
Division II - 5th and 6th grade
Division III - 7th and 8th grade
Division IV - High School

Bash on the Bayou - SAVE THE DATE

LSU VS MS State – September 17, 2022
Time 12:00-3:00 PM
$5.00 Admission Fee

Join Louisiana 4-H, FFA, and the LSU College of Agriculture for Bash on the Bayou – A tailgate Event as the Tigers take on Mississippi State

All proceeds benefit College of Agriculture Scholarships

Block Seating Available at $38/Ticket

For Questions:
Kayla McGuire – kcmguire@agcenter.lsu.edu
Cade LeJeune – clejeune@agcenter.lsu.edu
Henry Hebert – henryh@lsu.edu

What is 4-H?

Louisiana has thousands of 4‐H members in hundreds of 4‐H Clubs across the state. 4‐H is conducted by the LSU AgCenter through its Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service. 4‐H also is the largest youth organization in the United States. Join today and have fun while you’re learning new things and making new friends!

What is a 4-H Club?

A 4‐H Club is a group of young people in your school or in your community who want to improve their heads, hearts, hands, and health. Each 4‐H Club has its own officers. They are supervised by Extension agents and volunteer leaders (appointed by the school).

What do members do?

“Learn by Doing” is the 4‐H Club slogan. 4‐H members don’t just read about things; they do them. They make things; take part in club meetings; learn interesting new things; learn to follow; and learn to lead. They help their community through club activities.

Join 4-H Today!

We are very excited to begin the 4-H Year!

Louisiana 4-H is transitioning to an online enrollment system. 4-H Online is fully encrypted; member and volunteer information are safe, backed up continuously, and fully secured. This new system allows families to manage all of their contacts in one place.

To join 4-H Online, visit https://v2.4honline.com
If you need any assistance enrolling, you can contact Ms. Margo at
985-369-6386 or mcastro@agcenter.lsu.edu

Message from Margo Castro, Assumption Parish 4-H Agent

Dear Parents, Members and Leaders,

I am looking forward to another great year in 4-H. 4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. I invite each of you to join Assumption 4-H, where the fun never ends.

Margo L. Castro
Extension Agent/4-H Youth Development

2022-23 4-H Calendar of Events

September Events:
Club Meetings as per schedule
5 – Labor Day Holiday (School & 4-H Office)
12 – Jr. Leader Social, 6:00 p.m., 4-H Office
17 – 4-H Night with the Tigers

October Events:
Club Meetings as per schedule
2-8 – National 4-H Week
7-10 – Fall Break/Columbus Day (School)
19 – Pumpkin Decorating Contest Due
TBA – Jr. Leader Meeting, 4-H Office

November Events:
Club Meetings as per schedule
11 – Recycled Art Contest Due
15-16 – SW Challenge Camp
19 – Ground Beef, Egg, Poultry, and Sweet Potato Cookery
21-25 – Thanksgiving Holiday (School)
24-25 – Thanksgiving Holiday (4-H Office)
TBA – Jr. Leader Meeting, 4-H Office

December Events:
Club Meetings as per schedule
3 – Seafood, Rice, Sugar Cookery, 4-H Office
9 – Pet Look-A-Like Portrait Contest
16 – Beef Poster Contest Due
21- Jan. 3 – Christmas Holidays (School)
23-Jan. 2 – Christmas Holidays (4-H Office)
TBA – Jr. Leader Meeting, 4-H Office

January Events:
Club meetings as per schedule
13 – Dairy Poster Contest Due
16 – Martin Luther King Holiday (School & 4-H Office)
20 – Duct Tape Contest Due
21 – Parish Livestock Show
20-21 – Fashion Camp
TBA – Jr. Leader Meeting, 4-H Office

February Events:
No Club Meetings
2-4 – District Livestock Show
10 – Character Education Poster Contest Due
11-18 – State Livestock Show
20-24 – Mardi Gras Break (School)
21– Mardi Gras (4-H Office)
TBA – Jr. Leader Meeting, 4-H Office

March Events:
Club Meetings as per schedule
Demonstration Days – At Club Meetings
11-18 – Southern Regional Shoot
22 – Area Cookery
30 – Sew with Cotton Contest Due
4 – 4-H State Rabbit Show
TBA – Jr. Leadership Conference
TBA – Co-op Camp
TBA – Jr. Leader Meeting, 4-H Office

April Events:
No Club Meetings
7 – Easter Holiday (4-H Office)
7-14 – Easter Holiday (School)
15-22 – State Shooting Sports Match
TBA – Ag Day
TBA – Jr. Leader Meeting, 4-H Office

May Events:
Club Meetings as per schedule
29 – 4-H Summer Camp – Camp Grant Walker
TBA – Jr. Leader Meeting, 4-H Office

June Events:
TBA – 4-H University

July Events:
July 5th Holiday (Office Closed)

TBA = To be announced

TBA: Honey Bee Essay Contest, Ag Career Day, Garden Contest, Awards Banquet, and Jr. Leader Trip

It is the policy of the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service that no person shall be subjected to discrimination on the grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, or disability.

If you have a disability which requires special assistance for your participation in any of our activities, please contact Margo Castro at 985-369-6386 or mcastro@agcenter.lsu.edu.

9/20/2022 2:40:13 PM
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