2022 Assumption Parish October Clover Chatter

Margo Castro, Templet, Loretta

Important Dates

October Events:
2-8 – National 4-H Week
10 – Jr. Leader Meeting
19 – Pumpkin Decorating Contest

November Events:
11 – Recycled Art Contest
15-16 – SW Challenge Camp
19 – Ground Beef, Egg, Poultry, and
Sweet Potato Cookery

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

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 am - 4:00 pm. 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 am – 4:00 pm.

This contest is open to all 4-H’ers.

Real Pumpkins must be used!

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

Awards will be given to Division Winner 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 & 6th grade
Division III – 7th & 8th grade
Division IV – High School

Join 4-H Today!

Don’t forget all 4-H’ers must register online to be a member!

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 4-H Online.

If you need any assistance enrolling, you can contact Ms. Margo at 985-369-6386 or mcastro@agcenter.lsu.edu.

Teamwork Lessons

This year our educational focus will be teamwork. Each month a different Teamwork Lesson will be taught.

Lesson 1 - Cooperative Communication

Communication is listed as one of the skills necessary for success in the 21st Century Workplace. Additionally, it is an important life skill that will benefit children and teens as they grow into competent, caring adults.

Many people think of communication as just speaking; however, it works best

when it is a two-way street. Listening and asking questions are also important in the communication process.

At our club meetings this month, we will practice sending and receiving messages and learn the importance of cooperative communication.

Broiler Order

The 4-H Office is now excepting orders for Broilers.

Orders and money for broilers is due November 21, 2022, to the 4-H Office. Broilers can be purchased for $.50 each. Checks or money orders can be made payable to: Assumption 4-H Foundation.

Tentative delivery date: Thursday, January 5, 2023. For more information call the 4-H Office at 985-369-6386.

Broiler Chick Order Form:

Name: _____________________________________________



School:________ ____ #____ __ of Chicks x .50 = _______Total Due

Make check payable to: Assumption 4-H Foundation

Mailing address: 4-H Office, 119 Robin Street, Napoleonville, LA 70390

Assumption Parish Shooting Sports

Archery - BB - Rifle - Shotgun

$50.00 Registration Fee Archery
$50.00 Registration Fee BB
$50.00 Registration Fee Rifle
$75.00 Registration Fee Shotgun

4-H’ers are responsible for their own firearm, ammunition, and safety gear.

For more information and to receive an application contact

Margo Castro, 4-H Agent @ 985-369-6386 or mcastro@agcenter.lsu.edu

Deadline to sign-up is October 17, 2022

2023 4-H Fashion Camp

Camp will be held at Camp Grant Walker, January 20-22, 2023.

Deadline for Registration: Wednesday November 30, 2022, by 4:30 pm

Costs: Arriving Friday night $200.00 (includes Friday lodging + breakfast)
Arriving Saturday morning $175.00
Volunteer Leaders $80.00 (leaders attending with parish campers)
Fashion Board Members & Leaders $40.00

Space is limited, so don’t wait to register!

Ground Beef, Egg, Poultry, and Sweet Potato Contest

The Parish 4-H Ground Beef, Egg, Poultry and Sweet Potato Cookery Contests will be held
on Saturday, November 19th, in the AgCenter Warehouse. Registration will be 8:00-9:00 a.m.

Only one dish may be exhibited in each cookery contest.
● Dishes are to be brought in a disposable dish.
● Dishes should contain servings enough for five-six samples.
● A copy of the recipe for the entire dish with title of recipe at top. Place 4-H’ers initials and grade only on back of recipe for easy identification by the 4-H agent. Do Not write 4-H’ers name or school on recipe.
● 4-H’ers do not stay for the judging. The dishes will be judged, and ribbons will be distributed at the club meetings.


Ground Beef Cookery Contest:

4-H’ers will exhibit a prepared main dish using at least one pound of ground beef.
Please note: Ground Beef dish may be entered in only one of the three categories:

1. Low-Calorie Main Dish - a dish which provides less than 300 calories per serving.
2. Quick & Easy Main Dish - a dish that is ready to serve in less than one hour.
3. One Dish Meal - a dish that provides food from at least three of the main food groups.

  • No appetizers unless it can be served with rice, noodles, bread, or crackers.
  • Soup is an entrée as long as it has ground beef.


Egg Cookery Contest:

● 4-H’ers will exhibit a prepared egg dish using at least 4 eggs.
Please note: Egg dish may be entered in only one of the three categories:

1. Appetizers and Salads
2. Desserts
3. Main Dish

● Dishes with raw eggs in the final product will not be judged for food safety reasons (and will receive
the lowest ribbon). Example: raw eggs in dip or ice cream


Sweet Potato Cookery Contest:
Bring to the contest a prepared sweet potato dish.

Please note: Sweet Potato dishes may be entered in only one of two categories:

1. Dessert Dish
2. Any Other Sweet Potato Dish

Dish must contain a minimum of 1 cup fresh, frozen, or canned sweet potatoes.

For food safety reasons, please remember to keep "Hot Foods" hot and "Cold Foods" cold.


Poultry Cookery Contest:

Please note: Poultry dishes may be entered in only one of the three categories:

1. Chicken
2. Processed Poultry Products
3. Other Poultry Meat

Bring to the contest a prepared poultry dish. It may be any:
Main Dish

1. Chickena dish which contains a minimum of 2 pounds bone-in chicken or 1-pound deboned chicken meat. Contestants should purchase whole chicken or identifiable chicken parts, such as wings, thighs, legs, or breasts. (This dish should not include special processed chicken, such as marinated chicken strips, chicken nuggets, chicken franks, smoked chicken, canned chicken, etc.) Chicken includes any of the following;
Baking Hen
Cornish or Game Hen

2. Processed Poultry Products – a dish which includes a minimum of 12 ounces of processed (value-added) poultry products. Value-added poultry products are poultry meats which have undergone special processing. Marinated, breaded, seasoned, and reformed products are examples of special processing techniques. Some product examples are listed below:

Special Note: All dishes containing any turkey item, (whole, part, or processed) should be entered into this division.
Canned Chicken
Chicken Franks
Chicken Nuggets
Chicken Strips
Ground Chicken
Ground Turkey
Smoked Chicken
Smoked Turkey
Turkey Bacon
Turkey Ham
Turkey Rolls
Turkey Sausage

3. Other Poultry Meat
a dish which contains a minimum of 2 pounds bone-in or 1-pound deboned meat from a bird other than chickens or turkeys. You may choose poultry meat from any of the following:

Recycled Art Contest

Turn Your Trash Into Art!

Your entry must be made from used items that would otherwise be thrown away or recycled such as metals, paper, rubber, glass, plastics, or cloth to name a few.

Rules are:

  • Open to all 4-H Members.
  • All entries due to 4-H Office by November 11, 2022.
  • One entry per 4-H’er.
  • Projects should be 4-H’er created.
  • All entries must be labeled with 4-H’ers name, grade, and school.

Recycled Art Contest items are due at the November meetings
or can be brought to the 4-H Office by November 11, 2022.

All items will be returned.

Ribbons of blue, red, and white will be awarded. Champions in each category in each division will be awarded.

2022-23 4-H Calendar of Events

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

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
6 – 4-H Nights with the Pelicans
13 – Dairy Poster Contest Due
16 – Martin Luther King Holiday (School & 4-H Office)
20 – Duct Tape Contest Due
20-21 – Fashion Camp
28 – Parish Livestock Show
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
4 – 4-H State Rabbit Show
11-18 – Southern Regional Shoot
22 – Area Cookery
30 – Sew with Cotton Contest Due
TBA – Jr. Leadership Conference
TBA – Co-op Camp
TBA – Jr. Leader Meeting, 4-H Office

April Events
No Club Meetings
4-5 – Ag Day
7 – Easter Holiday (4-H Office)
7-14 – Easter Holiday (School)
15-22 – State Shooting Sports Match
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)

“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.

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