November 2021 4-H Chatterbox

4-H Calendar of Events

November 2021

1 - 4-H Dues Deadline, $5.00/Member

1 – Elementary Workshop Day Registration Deadline

4 - 4-H SET Club Meeting, Extension Office, 4:30 P.M.

7 – 4-H Shooting Sports Practice, 1:00-4:00 P.M.

10 - Jr. Leader Meeting, Extension Office, 4:30 P.M.

22 – Holiday Sweets Workshop Registration Deadline

23 – Elementary Workshop Day, Extension Office

25 – Thanksgiving

December 2021

4 – 4-H Food Festival, St. Ignatius Elem, 9:00-11:00 A.M.

5 – 4-H Shooting Sports Practice, 1:00-4:00 P.M.

6 – 4-H Golden Clover Award Applications Due

6 – 4-H Honor Cord Applications Due

6 – 4-H Emerald Achievement Award Applications Due

16 – Holiday Sweets Workshop, Extension Office

25 – Christmas Day

January 2022

1 – New Year’s Day

6 – SET Club Meeting, Extension Office, 4:30 P.M.

9 – 4-H Shooting Sports Practice, 1:00-4:00 P.M.

19 – Jr. Leader Meeting, Extension Office, 4:30 P.M.

21-22 – Parish Livestock Show-Ag Arena, Opelousas

26-29 – District Livestock Show, Lafayette

4-H Clovers

4-H Clovers go to 4-H Clubs participating in National 4-H Week activities October 3-9, 2021.

  • Arnaudville Middle 5-6
  • Arnaudville Middle 7-8
  • Beau Chene High
  • Grand Prairie Elementary
  • Lawtell Elementary
  • New Life Christian Academy
  • North Central High
  • Opelousas Catholic 4-5
  • Opelousas Catholic 6-12
  • Port Barre Elementary
  • St. Edmund Elementary
  • St. Ignatius Elementary
  • 4-H Club Meetings in December!

    The 4-H Agents WILL NOT be attending your December Club Meeting. Conduct your own meeting. We will see you in the NEW YEAR!

    4-H Emerald Achievement Award

    This award recognizes 4-H club members who have shown outstanding leadership ability in their club & parish. The award is based on a scorecard which measures project growth & leadership. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age by December 1, 2021. Applications must be submitted by December 6, 2021 to the Extension Office.

    4-H Emerald Achievement Award Application

    4-H Honor Cord

    This award recognizes 4-H club members that are graduating seniors, and it is based on the following criteria:

  • Must be a graduating senior.
  • Must have been in 4-H for 3 of your high school years.
  • Must have participated in at least 1 state sponsored 4-H program within the last 3 years.

  • Complete the online form using the link below. Applications must be submitted by December 6, 2021.

    4-H Honor Cord Application

    Elementary Workshop Day - Full, Registration Closed

    On Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at the Extension Office (Next to National Guard Armory/Airport Road), 4th-6th grade 4-H members will have the opportunity to participate in two “hands-on” workshops: Bee Pollination/Make a Bee Habitat and Stained Glass Art. This workshop is limited to the first 30 4-H’ers that pre-register.

  • Registration/Check In - 9:00-9:15 A.M.
  • Workshops End – 11:30 A.M.

  • To participate, 4-H’ers must pre-register. Deadline to register is Monday, November 1, 2021. The cost is $10.00. Check or money order need to be made payable to St. Landry Parish 4-H.

    Food Festival

    This event will be held Saturday, December 4, 2021, at St. Ignatius Elementary in Grand Coteau. Registration: 9:00-9:30 A.M. Judging of Exhibits: 9:30-11:00 A.M. Consumer Foods Judging & Educational Program: 9:30-11:00 A.M.

    Food Exhibit Rules: Participants must compete as individuals (one 4-H’er per food dish). Only ½ the dish must be exhibited with recipe attached. Dish must be exhibited/displayed in a disposable container (after judging, dishes will not be returned). Include name, school, and grade on back of recipe. Food dishes should be cooked and prepared at home. You may enter one dish in each category.

    Food Exhibit Categories – 1 dish per category

  • Egg Division: Appetizer/Salad, Main Dish, Dessert – Make a dish containing at least 4 eggs. This can be 4 whites, 4 yolks or 4 whole eggs. No raw eggs will be allowed in the final product.
  • Pecan Division: Candy, Dessert, Other – Make a dish containing at least 1 cup of pecans.
  • Sweet Potato Division: Dessert & Other - Make a dish containing at least 1 cup of sweet potatoes.
  • Golden Clover Award

    This is awarded to junior 4-H members who’ve been in 4-H for two years (including this year) and are between the ages of 9 & 14. A point sheet must be submitted showing 4-H work through the years. Applications must be submitted by December 6, 2021.

    4-H Golden Clover Award Application

    Holiday Sweets Workshop

    This workshop will be held on Thursday, December 16, 2021, from 4:30-6:30 P.M. at the Extension Office. 4-H’ers will learn how to follow a recipe, measure ingredients, and learn safe food handling. Holiday sweet making is an art and fun to master, particularly for gatherings and gift giving. 4-H’ers will get hands-on experience with simple recipes using the microwave.

    To participate, 4-H’ers must pre-register by completing the registration below. Registration deadline is Monday, November 22, 2021. The cost is $15.00. Check or money order need to be made payable to St. Landry Parish 4-H. The workshop is limited to the first (24) 4-H’ers that register.

    Holiday Sweets Workshop Registration

    Jim Bowie Livestock Show

    The Jim Bowie Livestock Show, conducted by St. Landry Junior Livestock Association, will be November 19-20, 2021, at the Ag Arena in Opelousas. There will be Breeding/Market Lamb and Breeding/Market Goat Show on Friday night and Beef Breeding Show on Saturday. Showmanship will also be included. Contact Billie Thibodaux at 337-945-5816 for more information.

    Jim Bowie Livestock Show 2021 Flyer

    Junior Leader Meeting

    The November meeting will be Wednesday, November 10, 2021, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. at the Extension Office. We will have a business meeting and work on our community service project.

    Records Contest

    The Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays give you spare time to get together with some of your friends to do some of the activities in your 4-H project books. Be sure to have someone take pictures of you as your work on activities and projects. Keep the pictures with your project book. Keep a notebook of all the 4-H events you participated in. Books are to be turned in for the parish 4-H Records Contest in March.

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