2023 September Clover Chatter



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



National 4-H Week

National 4-H Week will be observed October 1-7, 2023.

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 25, 2023, 6:00 p.m. at the 4-H Office

Assumption Parish 4-H is organizing the 2023-24 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 18th, 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 19th from 8:00-4:00.

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

REAL PUMPKINS MUST BE USED!
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- 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.



Message from Margo Castro, Assumption Parish 4-H Agent

Dear Parents, Members and Leaders,

4-H is a positive youth development program. 4-H members gain knowledge and life skills that enable them to become positive, productive, capable, and compassionate members of their communities.

I am looking forward to another great year. I invite each of you to join Assumption 4-H, where the fun never ends.

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


2023-24 4-H Clover Chatter

September Events
Club Meetings as per schedule
TBA – Jr. Leader Meeting, 4-H Office
4 – Labor Day Holiday (School & 4-H Office)
25 - Jr. Leader Social, 6:00 p.m., 4-H Office

October Events
Club Meetings as per schedule
TBA – Jr. Leader Meeting, 4-H Office
1-7 – National 4-H Week
9-10 – Fall Break/Columbus Day (School)
18 – Pumpkin Decorating Contest Due
21 – 4-H LSU Football Bash

November Events
Club Meetings as per schedule
TBA – Jr. Leader Meeting, 4-H Office
10 – Recycled Art Contest Due
11 – Ground Beef, Egg, Poultry, and Sweet Potato Cookery
16-17 – SW Challenge Camp
20-24 – Thanksgiving Holiday (School)
23-24 – Thanksgiving Holiday (4-H Office)

December Events
Club Meetings as per schedule
TBA – Jr. Leader Meeting, 4-H Office
1 – Christmas Card Contest
2 – Seafood, Rice, Sugar Cookery, 4-H Office
8-10 – Shooting Sports Camp
15 – Beef Poster Contest Due
22-Jan 1 – Christmas Holidays (4-H Office)
22-Jan 4 – Christmas Holidays (School)

January Events
Club Meetings as per schedule
TBA – Jr. Leader Meeting, 4-H Office
9 – Fashion and Beyond on Tour
12 – Dairy Poster Contest Due
15 – Martin Luther King Holiday (School & 4-H Office)
19 – Duct Tape Contest Due
20 – Parish Livestock Show

February Events
No Club Meetings
No Jr. Leader Meeting
1-3 – District Livestock Show
9 – Character Education Poster Contest Due
10-17 – State Livestock Show
12-16 – Mardi Gras Break (School)
13 – Mardi Gras (4-H Office)

March Events
Club Meetings as per schedule
TBA – Jr. Leader Meeting, 4-H Office
Demonstration Days – At Club Meetings
1-10 – Southern Regional Shoot
2 – 4-H State Rabbit Show
7-9 – Jr. Leadership Conference
15 – Pet Look-A-Like Portrait Contest
22 – Sew with Cotton Contest Due
26-27 Ag Day - Tentative
29 – Easter Holiday (4-H Office)
29 April 5 – Easter Holiday (School)

April Events
No Club Meetings
No Jr. Leader Meeting
5 – Area Cookery
12-21 – State Shooting Sports Match
30 – Career Ag Awareness Day

May Events
Club Meetings as per schedule
TBA – Jr. Leader Meeting, 4-H Office
14 – 4-H Awards Banquet - Tentative

June / Summer Events
TBA – 4-H Summer Camp – Camp Grant Walker
TBA – 4-H University

July Events
July 5th Holiday (Office Closed)

* TBA = To be announced

TBA: Honey Bee Essay Contest, Garden Contest, 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.”

Should you need an ADA accommodation, please contact Margo Castro at 985-369-6386 or mcastro@agcenter.lsu.edu no later than 14 days prior to the event.

The LSU AgCenter is an equal opportunity provider and employer.



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