4-H Clover Talk


4-H Back to School Dance

Let’s start the 2019-2020 year with a dance!

On Saturday, October 19 at Celebration’s in Leesville. You must have a 4-H membership card to be admitted.

No Junior High or High School students will be allowed.

No hats, caps, doo rages, or other head coverings.No chains or laser lights.

Must be in school-appropriate clothes. You do not have to wear your uniform, but no holes in your jeans, no bare midriff shirts, flip flops, leggings or jeggings unless covered by school-appropriate length skirt or dress.

No dirty dancing!!

Bring extra money for concessions.

Parents are welcome!!

For safety reasons, attendees must be picked up by parents in front of celebrations, not on side.

4-H Ball Caps are Available

$15.00 each. Choice of soft bill with netted back in green and white or hard or soft bill solid in khaki, black or pink or your school color.

Hard bill with netted back is $20.00 each. Choice of Safety Green and Charcoal, Turquoise and Charcoal or Orange and Charcoal.Order yours today!

4-H Food Festival is Fast Approaching!

Do you like to cook? Do you like experimenting with new recipes?

Well, have we got a contest for you!

Monday, November 25, 2019

Mark the date of the annual 4-H Food Festival which will be held at the Leesville Junior High Cafeteria. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. The divisions are: Egg, Seafood, Poultry, Rice, Beef, Pecan, Sweet Potato, and Wild Game. If you are interested in entering any of these (and you may enter as many as you like), please contact your Leader today for the specific requirements and rules. Now is the time to begin pulling out those old family recipes. Let’s get cooking!

4-H Judging Day

This event will be held November 14 at the Fair Grounds in Leesville. Participating 4-H members will compete in Dairy, Meat Identification, Poultry, Horse, and Livestock Judging. Each event will have a short workshop, a written test and three judging sections. All interested members should consult with their Leaders for more information

4-H Parents!

Is your child losing their Clover Talk?Do you want to know more about what goes on in 4-H?Do you want to be current on due dates, contest dates, service projects and more?

Sign-up to be added to our e-mail list to receive Clover Talk and other significant information in your in box.To sign up e-mail us at Vernon@agcenter.lsu.edu with your name, phone number and email address and we will add you to the list.

4-H Teen Leader Meeting

The Teen Leader meeting for October will be held on Monday, the 28 from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the Fairground Ag Building.

Come dressed in your Halloween costume.There will be prizes awarded.

The Teen Leader club is open to

7th through 12th graders who are 13 years of age by January,1 2019.

Dues are $5.

This is a great way to get involved with other teens from across the parish.

Check with your Leaders or Ms. Kem to order a Teen Leader t-shirt by October 8!

Angola Tour for 8th Graders

The first tour has been scheduled for Tuesday, October 22, 2019!Each club has a quota of four participants.If you are interested in attending, contact your leader today!Cost is $25.00 per person, and the tour will include the Red Hat area, the Museum, a talk from an inmate, visiting a cell and more.

Backpack Project

Vernon Parish Backpack Project Providing Nutrition for Needy Kids.

According to a study by Feeding America, an estimated 13 million American children under the age of five are at risk of hunger. The U.S. Census estimated that 18.3% of Vernon Parish residents were considered below poverty level in 2018. Going hungry will have a severe impact on a child’s ability to learn. Behavioral problems have also been linked to hunger in children. Hungry children can’t learn and can’t concentrate.

When students are not in school, they may not get the nutrition they need for proper growth and development. By sending these students home with a backpack filled with nutritious, non-perishable foods and snacks, the students are getting some of their dietary needs met when school is out for the holidays. Any non-perishable food that the child can open and eat directly from the container, such as: peanut butter, cheese crackers, snack size bags of cookies/ crackers, fruit cups, raisins, pudding, juice boxes, dried fruit, granola bars, service size boxes or cereal. Small Ziploc bags and plastic spoons would also be welcome. Any donation would be greatly appreciated!! The Vernon Parish 4-H Teen Leaders have taken on this backpack project to assist Mrs. Leslie Ortiz in this very worthwhile endeavor and are hoping to provide these backpacks to children in need at each of the schools in Vernon Parish. Donations of food, backpacks or money can be brought to Mrs. Leslie at the Special Education Center across from the School Board Office, or to the 4-H office in the Old Courthouse. Checks can be made out to Vernon Parish 4-H for the purchase of items to complete these backpacks. Help us provide nutrition to our needy children today! For more information, contact Mrs. Leslie at 239-9041 or Mrs. Kem at 239-3231.

Can Tabs

Ronald McDonald House Tab Challenge

WOW!! We have collected over 1,200 pounds of tabs for Ronald McDonald House!

We kick off our fall collection with tabs due on Monday, December 2.A Pizza or ice cream party of on the line!

Ronald McDonald House

Attention Leaders!!

Remember that 1st-5th place will receive points for the “Club of the Year” award for the collection on December 2.

Kiss a Goat?

All proceeds to the American Cancer Society.

Livestock program

Did you ever want to how and animal? Now is the time of year to start thinking about showing Livestock for next year.

There are projects available for many types of animals: rabbits, poultry, horses, cattle, goats, sheep and swine.

Talk to your parents and contact Mr. Chad for more information at (337) 239-3231

Mardi Gras Beads

Donate your beads to a good cause!!

Bring your Mardi Gras beads to the Vernon 4-H office. All beads collected will be donated to the Autism Society of SWLA .All money raised will help send these awesome kids to Summer Camp.

National 4-H Week

National 4-H Week is set to be observed across the nation during the week of October 6-12. During this week, 4-H members and leaders will be putting up banners, wearing green, making public service announcements, recruiting new members, raising the 4-H Flag, providing teachers and other supporters with treats, wearing 4-H pins and t-shirts and more. Help get the word out about 4-H!!We challenge each club to plan and coordinate activities to promote 4-H in your school and community. Let everyone know that 4-H is strong and proud here in Vernon Parish!!

Service learning/community service

Vernon Parish is well known for its Service Learning and Community Service efforts!We want to applaud several of our clubs that are off to a great start with projects and activities!Over the coming months, we will share some of these great ideas!

To begin, we would like to share the four parish-wide Service-Learning projects and hope that you will choose (as a club or an individual) to get involved:

  • Soft drink tabs for Ronald McDonald House.Share this with your schools, churches, youth groups, etc. We will collect for years to come!
  • Relay for Life. We plan to create a Parish 4-H Team.So, get your thinking caps on!
  • Backpack Project. This project will collect “kid friendly” foods to send home with needy children during the long school holidays.
  • Stuffed Animals for the Louisiana Lion’s Camp.Collecting new and gently used stuffed animals of any size.
  • Mardi Gras Beads for Autism Awareness. Collecting new, gently used beads of all sizes and colors.

Stuffed Animals

Stuffed Animals for the Louisiana Lion’s Camp Summer Camp Carnival.

These stuffed animals will be used as prizes for the children attending summer camp. Bring your donation to the 4-H office or Teen Leader Meetings.

Vernon Parish 4-H DeFeet Cancer” Campaign

In an effort to “kick off” our fundraising efforts for the 2019 Vernon Parish 4-H Relay for Life team, we are conducting a “DeFeet” Cancer” Campaign and challenging all of our 4-H clubs to sell the paper American Cancer Society feet at $1.00 each. Individuals can write either their own names, or “In Memory of” or “In Honor of” someone on these. This will run November 1 through December 1. We are also hoping that each club can locate a spot at school or in the community to post these feet to recognize our efforts. If every 4-H member sells just one set of feet, we will have over $2,000 just to get us started!

Vernon Parish Shooting Sport Schedule

Practices are set for the rest of the season!

All practices will be held at the Leesville City Shooting Range from 10:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

  • November 2
  • November 23
  • December 7
  • December 214-H Shooting Sports Logo
  • January 18
  • January 25
  • February 1
  • February 22
  • February 29
  • March 21
  • April 4

Be sure to check our shooting sports Facebook page the Friday evening before practice to make sure there are no changes.

Vernon Parish 4-H Shooting Sports is a club for 4-H Members ages 9-18. We teach the fundamentals and responsibilities of gun safety in archery and shotgun.

Vernon Parish Shooting Sports Play Day

Saturday, October 19, 2019 there will be a Shooting Sports Play Day form 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Leesville Shooting Range off University Parkway (look for the yellow 4-H signs).

You can register to become a member of the Vernon Parish 4-H Shooting Sports team meet the instructors and other participants, and shoot traps and archery targets. Food and drinks available.

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