The Cool Clover - Ouachita Parish 4-H, November 2023

4-H Night with the Pelicans

QR code for 4-H Night with the Pelicans.4-H Night with the Pelicans will be on Friday, January 19, 2024 versus the Phoenix Suns. Tipoff is at 7:00 pm. Location is Smoothie King Center, 1501 Dave Dixon Dr., New Orleans, LA 70113. Deadline to purchase tickets is Friday, December 22, 2023. Seats are limited – first come first serve. Order your group tickets as soon as possible to get the best seats. The Pelicans have brought back many of the fan experiences that 4-H members have enjoyed participating in at the game! The ticket prices are:

  • Balcony End: $30
  • Balcony Side: $35
  • Lower End: $130
  • Parking: $20 (car) or $40 (bus) – must be purchased in advance via order form or ticket link

Bowling for Leaders

Join us Sunday, November 19, 5 pm-9 pm at Surge Entertainment in West Monroe to meet with the Ouachita Jr. Leaders, bowl, hear event updates, & play leadership games! Cost is $15 per member for bowling & pizza. Bring extra money for games.

Canned Meat Food Drive

Ouachita 4-H is collecting pop top canned meats (such as Vienna sausage, chicken, & tuna) for The Simple Project! Why canned meat? Because the most common donations are canned vegetables & those who are unhoused need protein to keep them strong! Please help us meet this need! Cans are due by December 8 to the 4-H office, 704 Cypress Street in West Monroe. The school club with the most cans will win hot cocoa & cookies from the Jr. Leaders!

Christmas Card Decorating Contest

Christmas tree.Create a card to donate to a stranger! Cards will be judged on decoration & design, but they must include a Happy Holiday message inside. Card must be hand made with artwork or 3-D elements. Those are the only rules, so feel free to get creative!!

Division 1: 4th-6th Grades

Division 2: 7th-12th Grades

Christmas cards are due to the 4-H office by December 1, 2023. The winning designer in each division will receive a free car pass to Candy Cane Lane in Calhoun!

Contact Information

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Ouachita Parish 4-H

704 Cypress Street, West Monroe, LA 71291

(318) 323-2251

Bethany Corona, 4-H Agent


Tara Garlington, 4-H Agent


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Fashion Camp

4-H State Fashion Board proudly presents Fashion & Beyond On Tour, January 17, 2024, 10 am – 3 pm at River of Life Church in Winnsboro. For 4-H’ers in 5th thru 12th grades, tour ticket price is $25 per person. Registration takes place online. To secure a spot, call the 4-H office to register by November 29 (limit of 50 attendees at this location so do not hesitate to call if you’re interested in attending). Please note that transportation from the 4-H office is available. We will be leaving at 8 am. Items to bring: 1. Sack Lunch 2. Adult Medium sized t-shirt to cut up

Louisiana 4-H Food Challenge Training

Check out this awesome opportunity! At this workshop, youth will have the opportunity to qualify for the Louisiana 4-H Food Challenge in April! Spots are very limited. The training is scheduled for Friday, November 10 from 9 am-12 pm at the 4-H office. Any Ouachita 4-H member can attend. There is no cost & space is limited. Call 323-2251 to register. (If your child has a group of friends who would like to participate, sign them up together so they can form a team of 3-4 members! Divisions are 4-6th, 7-8th, 9-12th grades. Tentative state competition date is April 3, 2024 in Alexandria.) Email questions to

Name the Newsletter Winner

Winner ribbon.The winner of the Ouachita 4-H Name the Newsletter Contest is Kyleigh Wilson from Swartz Upper Elementary School! She will receive a check for $20.00. Thanks to all who sent in entries!!

Ouachita 4-H Cookery Contest

Little girl wearing chef hat.Call 323-2251 to pre-register by Wednesday, November 22, 2023. All Ouachita 4-Hers are welcome to compete Monday, November 27, 2023, 5:30-7:30 pm in the 4-H auditorium. Dish Categories: Rice Main Dish, Rice Any Other, Pecan, Sweet Potato, Egg, Chicken, Quick-N-Easy Ground Beef, Heart Healthy Ground Beef, & Corn. Members can choose 1 category or all 9, but each dish must be in one category only. 4-H families, join us for some healthy living activities while dishes are judged! If dishes are dropped off for judging, arrive back at 7 pm for the awards presentation. 4-H’ers with winning dishes will compete against other parishes in the Northeast Region Cookery on February 6, 2024.

Ouachita 4-H Krewe of Clovers

Ouachita Parish 4-H Krewe of CloversBecome a Ouachita 4-H King, Queen, Prince, or Princess by collecting votes (donations) from now until the deadline. Students who collect $100 will automatically be named a Prince/Princess. The student with the most in each category will be named King/Queen. Each contestant will be invited to walk across the stage at a coronation ceremony & the winners will be invited to ride in the Krewe De Riviere Parade or kids’ parade! Please see your Club Leader, call the 4-H office, or check our Facebook page for the registration form, rules, & regulations!

Voting Deadline: December 8, 2023

1 penny = 1 vote

Categories: 4th-5th, 6th-8th, 9th-12th

Photography Club

QR code to join Photography Club.The cost to join the Photography Club is $20. The deadline for 2023-2024 has been extended to December 1, 2023. To register, go to Ouachita 4-H Photography Club 2023-2024 Registration Formor scan the QR Code. Checks should be made payable to Ouachita 4-H. Please send payments to 704 Cypress Street, West Monroe, LA71291. Please send all payments directly to our office by mailing or dropping off to our office. We also have a drop box in the front of our building. The November Photography Club meeting is scheduled for 2:00-3:30 pm, Tuesday, November 21 at Louisiana Purchase Gardens & Zoo, 1405 Bernstein Park Drive in Monroe. We will meet at the front entrance.

Sewing Workshop

Workshop sign.Join us to learn basic machine & hand sewing skills, make your own mini stocking, & make stockings to donate to the Simple Project! This workshop will be a great place to learn something new & give back to the community! Any Ouachita 4-H member can attend. Cost is $5 (cash or check only) & space is limited. Call 323-2251 to register. The workshop is scheduled for Monday, November 20, 9 am-12 pm at the 4-H office.

Sock Fundraiser

Ouachita 4-H is also having a 4-H sock fundraiser October 20-November 17, 2023. Socks are $12.95/pair. They are made in the USA & one size fits most. Pickup at the 4-H office is available! The online store can be found here:

T-shirt/Sweatshirt Fundraiser

Ouachita 4-H is having a t-shirt & sweatshirt fundraiser October 30- November 10, 2023. All proceeds will help keep workshops & membership more affordable. Ouachita Parish 4-H & Shooting Sports merchandise, including short sleeve t-shirts, long sleeve t-shirts, crewneck sweatshirts, hooded sweatshirts, & car decals, can be found here: hurry – order deadline is Friday, November 10!! Shipping or pickup at the 4-H office are available! Each item has both Ouachita 4-H & Shooting Sports options. Make sure to select the item to see all design options!

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