2022 Assumption Parish December 4- H Clover Chatter

Margo Castro, Templet, Loretta

Important Dates:


3 – Seafood, Rice, Sugar Cookery Contest
7 – Jr. Leader Mtg., 4-H Office
9 – Pet Look-a-Like Portrait Contest
16 – Beef Poster Contest
16-18 – Shooting Sports Camp
23 -Jan. 2 – Christmas Holidays, 4-H Office Closed


13 – Dairy Poster Contest
16 – Martin Luther King Holiday, 4-H Office Closed
20 – Duct Tape Contest
20-21 – Fashion Camp
28 – Parish Livestock Show

Margo L. Castro, 4-H Extension Agent

Assumption Parish LSU AgCenter
119 Robin Street
Napoleonville, LA 70390
(985) 369-6386

2023 Livestock Show

The public is invited to attend the Assumption Parish Livestock Show on January 28th at the parish livestock facility beginning at 9:30 a.m. There is no entry fee for the public and concessions will be sold.

Come out and support the youth in Assumption Parish by attending this 4-H sponsored event.

Dairy Poster Contest

Dairy Posters are due January 13, 2023, to the 4-H Office.

The purpose of the Dairy Poster Contest is to: Learn more about milk and milk products and their importance
to healthy bodies; Demonstrate communication skills by drawing a billboard encouraging or promoting the consumption of milk and/or milk products; Share knowledge with others.

Rules are as follows:

  • Billboard design must be made on 22” x 28” poster.
  • DO NOT ATTACH anything to the poster that is more than ½ inch thick.
  • Place name, grade, and school on back of poster in upper right-hand corner.
  • First place parish winning posters will go on to state and they become the property of the Extension Service and will be displayed at statewide events.
Divisions are:
  • Division I – 4th -6th Grade
  • Division II – 7th -8th Grade
  • Division III – 9th -12th Grade

I pledge my HEAD to clearer thinking,
My HEART to greater loyalty,
My HANDS to larger service,
And my HEALTH to better living.
For my club, my community, my country, and my world.

Duct (Duck) Tape Contest

Duct tape items are due January 20, 2023.

Duct Tape is awesome! We want you to show off your creativity, skills, and love for the stickiest stuff on

earth. Make your most original, interesting, unusual, or practical item completely out of duct tape.


  • Open to all 4-H Members.
  • PICTURES are due to 4-H Office by January 20, 2023. Pictures of entries may be emailed to mcastro@agcenter.lsu.edu or dropped in the drop box outside the 4-H Office. Make sure email includes 4-H’ers name, grade, and school.
  • One entry per 4-H’er.
  • Projects should be 4-H’er created.
  • Cannot duct tape on top of a pre-existing item.
  • You may use cardboard, wire, clips, fabric, etc.


  • Clothing – vest, belts, hats, shoes, ties, etc.
  • Accessories – wallets, purses, bows, key chains, etc.
  • Utensils – school and office supplies, kitchen, and household items, etc.


  • Division I – 4th -6th Grade
  • Division II – 7th -8th Grade
  • Division III – 9th -12th Grade

Monthly Lesson:

Public Speaking & Demonstration

Not a fan of public speaking, no matter the audience? Chances are you have already faced a public speaking situation – a speech at school, a 4-H club demonstration, a job or project interview, or even just sharing your opinion in front of a group of your friends. Did the experience send you running scared, or did you face the experience head-on? The truth is you WILL continue experiencing public speaking situations throughout your life. Therefore, it is important to remember these things:

  • Communication is an essential skill for success in any field.
  • Communication includes speaking and listening.
  • Practice makes perfect!

Members will get a “toolbox list” at club meetings that will help them become more comfortable when speaking in a group. They will also get to practice their speaking skills in small groups.

Message from Ms. Margo, Parish 4-H Agent

I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

In this most magical of seasons, may you find peace, love, and much happiness.

2022-23 4-H Calendar of Events

December Events:
Club Meetings as per schedule
3 – Seafood, Rice, Sugar Cookery, 4-H Office
7 – Jr. Leader Meeting, 4-H Office
9 – Pet Look-A-Like Portrait Contest
16 – Beef Poster Contest Due
16-18 – Shooting Sports Camp
21- Jan. 3 – Christmas Holidays (School)
23-Jan. 2 – Christmas Holidays (4-H Office)

January Events:
Club meetings as per schedule
6 – 4-H Night 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 4th Holiday (Office Closed)

TBA: Honey Bee Essay Contest, Ag Career Day,

Garden Contest, Awards Banquet, and Jr. Leader Trip

TBA = To be announced

“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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