The Clover Journal, September 2021

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Think 4-H Might be for You

Here's how to Join the Club:

  • Attend the 4-H Club meeting in your school.
  • Review the 4-H materials given to you.
  • Return the enrollment card to your club leader.
  • Select a 4-H project book.
  • Pay your $5 dues at your school.

Service-learning Focus

Mental Health Awareness is our state and parish service-learning focus for the 2021-2022 year. Opportunities will be offered for you to participate in our statewide focus. Let's get busy making a difference in our community and state.

While You Were Away

4-H Summer Camp 2021

4-H Camp was a SUCCESS! Thank you to our sponsors: Sheriff Wydette Williams, 6th Judicial District Attorney James E. Paxton, and the East Carroll Parish Police Jury. A special thank you to Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Agent Wayne Parker and wife Tisha for teaching campers boating safety and proper kayaking techniques. Also, the Town of Lake Providence Fire Chief Keith Larry and Curtis Freeman for providing boating assistance to campers. This event would not have been possible without all the adult volunteers and junior leaders.

2021 Camp Counselors

4-H Camp Counselors -- Thank you SO MUCH for volunteering at 4-H Camp. I appreciate your hard work and dedication to the campers and 4-H. Charlidra Porter, Cadence Grey, Ray'Miyah Martin, and Simiya Whitty YOU'RE THE BEST!

2021 Challenge Camp

Northeast Region Challenge Camp -- The Northeast Region Challenge Camp was held Friday, June 4 at Lake Bruin State Park in Tensas Parish. Youth competed in team challenges and overcame obstacles by using teamwork, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. The day ended with outdoor adventures and FUN on Lake Bruin.

Congratulations to 4-H University delegates: My'Liyah Kelly and Charlidra Porter.

2021 Summer Workshop All About Tomatoes BCrigler

The East Carroll LSU AgCenter presented a summer workshop -- All About Tomatoes. The youth were taught the proper way to plant seeds and even received a tomato plant to plant at home. The group also had the opportunity to learn about the life cycle of a plant and Tensas Parish 4-H Agent Mrs. Betsy Crigler taught them how to make salsa. Thank you, Alisha Clark, for inviting us to present an educational program at First Baptist Church.

Soul Food Heritage Fest Drone Demo

4-H STEM Challenge at the Louisiana Soul Food and Heritage Festival -- Adult Volunteer David Dixon demonstrates how to fly a drone. Thank you, TC Energy, for sponsoring the 4-H STEM Challenge.

Summer School 1Summer School Enrichment -- East Carroll 4-H had the pleasure of presenting to 75 students at Southside Elementary. The 3rd-5th grade students learned about the life cycle of a plant and planted a sunflower with items donated from Nutrien Seed Survivor. This was a great day of learning and fun.

Upcoming Events

  • NE 4-H Regional Leadership Board -- Applications due September 7
  • NE 4-H Volunteer Leader Forum -- September 28
  • National 4-H Week -- October 3-9
  • Pumpkin Decorating Contest -- October 26
  • Camp Grant Walker 100 Years Theme Contest -- October 29

Northeast 4-H Regional Leadership Board

Regional Leadership Board allows teens from the Northeast region to work together using a youth-voice led program to gain leadership and provide community service.

Applicants must be 14 years or older. Here's what you can look forward to:

  • Help organize the regional 4-H service project.
  • Promote 4-H at Ag Alley, Ag Expo, Ag Adventures, Challenge Camp, 4-H Day at the Capitol, and more.
  • Learn ways to take your leadership skills back to your parish and local clubs and community.
  • Earn up to a $75 scholarship toward conference fees for Junior Leadership Conference, 4-H U, or state board fees.

Ask your leader or Mrs. Powell for an application. Applications are due September 7.

Northeast 4-H Volunteer Leader Forum

The 2021 NELA 4-H Volunteer Leader Forum will be held September 28 from 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the River of Life Church in Winnsboro. The forum is open to both youth and adults. Lunch will be provided. Contact Mrs. Powell to register by Tuesday, September 21.

National 4-H Week

National 4-H Week is October 3-9, 2021.

Pumpkin Decorating Contest

What to do:

  • Select the perfect pumpkin for your design.
  • Paint, carve, or decorate the pumpkin at home.
  • Fill out the entry tag, cut it out, and attach it to your pumpkin with tape or string.
  • Bring your pumpkin to the 4-H Office by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, October 26. None will be accepted after 4 p.m.

All entries will receive achievement certificates and ribbons. First, second, and third place winners will receive cash awards.

100 Years of Camp Grant Walker

Help Louisiana 4-H celebrate 100 years of camping at Camp Grant Walker. Send us your most creative idea for a theme in five words or less. Illustrations of your theme must accompany the phrase and will be part of the contest. 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.

The deadline is Friday, October 29. Submissions must also include the following:

  • Full name and age of person submitting the slogan
  • Parish and 4-H Club
  • Complete mailing address
  • Telephone number

Individuals may submit multiple entries and send together to:

Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center, 3000 Hwy. 8, Pollock, LA 71467

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