Ouachita 4-H Newsletter, September 2021

Ouachita 4-H September 2021

2021 NELA 4-H Volunteer Leader Forum

You’re invited, whether you are currently a volunteer or would like to become a volunteer!

  • What: Take Me Back Tuesday “4-H Volunteer: Decades of Creating Memories”
  • When: September 28, 2021, 8:30AM-2:00PM
  • Where: River of Life Church, 127 Ellis Lane, Winnsboro
  • To Register: Please contact Tara Garlington via email at tgarlington@agcenter.lsu.edu
  • Registration Deadline: September 21

Open to both youth & adults! Lunch will be provided and door prizes available!

4-H Enrollment Information

Ouachita 4-H is piloting a new online enrollment system with our state office! We will notify everyone on Facebook when our parish system is up and running. This system will have many wonderful benefits. Thanks for your patience!

4-H Pledge

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.

Ark-La-Miss Fair… October 1-10, 2021

Fair ticket.Come on 4-H'ers and show off your talents to our community! The Ark-La-Miss Fair is Back!!! There are several projects available from photography, baking, canning, to arts & crafts.

Entry forms and the info book about the annual arts and crafts and food competition at the Ark-La-Miss Fair are now available at our office at 704 Cypress Street in West Monroe. Just stop by, Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and pick up a book, tags, and forms!

Calendar of Events


21: NELA 4-H Volunteer Leader Forum registration deadline
28: NELA 4-H Volunteer Leader Forum

1-10: ArkLaMiss Fair
3-9: National 4-H Week!!
6-17: Tractor Supply Paper Clover Fall Campaign
15: Name the Newsletter contest deadline
15-16: Challenge Camp
29: Camp Grant Walker Theme contest deadline

6: LA 4-H Volunteer Conference

Camp Grant Walker Theme Contest

Summer camp graphic.Help Louisiana 4-H Celebrate 100 years at Camp Grant Walker! Entry Deadline: Friday, October 29, 2021. Submissions must also include: Full name and age of person submitting the slogan, Parish/4-H Club, Complete mailing address, and Telephone number. Mail all entries to: Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center, 3000 Hwy. 8, Pollock, LA 71467.

Send your most creative idea for a theme in 5 words or less. Illustrations of your theme must accompany the phrase and will be part of the contest. The contest is open to all Louisiana 4-H youth. The winning theme will be selected based on its ability to be “catchy” and captures the spirit of camping at Camp Grant Walker for 100 years. The theme will be used on all publicity for camp, including the 2022 camp t-shirt. The winner will be awarded a monetary award!

Individuals may submit multiple entries and send together. Winners will be selected by a committee of agents and camp staff. The winner will be notified after selection in order for an official artist release so the winning entry can be used on summer camp promotional materials and t-shirts.

Challenge Camp Fall 2021

Attention 4-H’ers Grades 6-8: Our Fall 2021 Challenge Camp Theme is “Time Travel!” It will be held October 15-16 at Kings Camp in Mer Rouge, LA. Details will be announced soon!

Choose Health

The 2021-2022 Programming Focus is “Choose Health.” Educational information and activities will be provided on Food, Fun, and Fitness!

Facebook & Instagram!

Be sure to “like” us on Facebook & Instagram… both are named Ouachita 4-H

Jr. Leaders and Photography Club

Look for information soon on our Facebook page about the Jr. Leader meeting and the Photography Club!!


If you are interested in showing rabbits, poultry, swine, cows, horses… then our livestock program is for you! For more information, contact Tara Garlington at 323-2251.

Red barn with farm animals.

Name the Newsletter Contest

Newsletter and pencil.The monthly 4-H Newsletter needs a new name for the 2021-22 school year. Turn in your ideas for a newsletter name to your 4-H Leader by Friday, October 15. The winner will receive $20.00.Limit one entry per 4-H’er. Limit your newsletter name to 5 words or less. Put your name & school on your entries. Last year, our newsletter was named “The Clover Chat”.

National 4-H Week: October 3-9, 2021

This year’s 4-H theme is 4-H Builds. 4-H will be working on building up our enrollment, building true leaders, building future citizens, and building impacts within our community! We hope to offer as many opportunities to all 4-H members as we normally do! Those opportunities may look slightly different at times, but they will be safe, educational, and fun! Whether virtual or in-person, we will work on building up our youth by using their Heads, Hands, and Hearts to “Make the Best, Better!” National 4-H Week will be celebrated October 3-9, 2021. We challenge each of our members to share your 4-H stories and participate in community service throughout the week! Be sure to check out our parish social media and Louisiana 4-H social media pages for ideas and activities. As you build your communities through service, please share your pictures and stories with us on social media by using #4HBuilds on all of your posts.

Shooting Sports

LA Shooting Sports logo.If you are 9 years or older and like shooting guns or bows, then our Shooting Sports Club is for you! Cost to join: $15 per child. The max amount per family is $25.(In addition to 4-H annual dues which will be $5). Enrollment should begin in mid-September. More information will be available soon on our Facebook Page, Ouachita 4-H.

Volunteer Information

Hands of volunteers in the air.

Save The Date! The Louisiana 4-H and the Volunteer Leaders Association will host the annual Louisiana 4-H Volunteer Conference on November 6, 2021. The one-day event will take place at Camp Grant Walker. To receive conference updates, please subscribe to the conference mailing list at https://bit.ly/VolConference21

Welcome Back to 4-H!

4-H logo.Do you want to join 4-H?Four-H is a club for boys & girls ages 9 to 19. By joining you can participate in workshops, contests & 4-H Camp. Enrollment forms will be available soon in an online format. If a 4-H club is available at your school, follow the school’s enrollment guidelines. If there isn’t a club at your school, you may still join 4-H as a Member-At-Large & participate in all 4-H activities. Just call the 4-H office for details!!

Many 4-H club meetings will continue to be conducted a bit differently this year. While some clubs will continue meeting in person, following social distancing guidelines, others will utilize virtual club meeting avenues. Events may be postponed, transitioned into a virtual format, or cancelled as health needs change. We are committed to assist in keeping our 4-H family healthy, while maintaining as much normalcy as possible in our programming. We are looking forward to the 2021-2022 school year!

Your Ouachita 4-H Agent is Tara Garlington

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Ouachita Parish 4-H, 704 Cypress Street, West Monroe, LA 71291
Phone: (318) 323-2251 Fax: (318) 387-9376
Made Available By: Tara Garlington, Assistant Extension Agent
Email: tgarlington@agcenter.lsu.edu

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