2019 Lafourche Happenings Newsletter

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4-H is an important organization.It’s part of a local, state, national and international youth program and the largest youth organization in the United States.Louisiana has almost 200,000 4-H members in more than 1,700 clubs.

4-H members choose activities they want to do:visit interesting places, share experiences with family and friends, win awards, learn to raise animals and plants, prepare food, care for pets, go camping, collect insects, learn to sew and much more.

4-H is a club. 4-H is fun. 4-H is learning.It’s making new friends and doing new things. Sometimes it’s even going new places.It teaches community involvement and good citizenship...it develops tomorrow’s community.Anyone can join, no matter where you live— city, country, town, farm — whether you are a boy or a girl.

If this is your first experience, welcome to an organization that makes a difference by involving the youth of today and the leaders of tomorrow.If you are a volunteer or a supporter, let us say thank you.If you have any questions or comments about any 4-H activity, please feel free to contact us at 446-1316.

4-H Challenge Camp

Join us as we embark on an exciting trip to the Wonderful World of Challenge Camp on Nov. 20-21, 2019 to Acadiana Baptist Center.7th & 8th grade 4-H members who have not attended before are eligible to attend.We will take 8th graders first.The cost is $125.00.This covers transportation and the camp fee.If you are interested in attending, call or email Mrs. Donna Naquin by October 21st at (985)446-1316 or dayo@agcenter.lsu.edu to receive registration information.Once registration information is sent out the first 13 applicants to get their fee and paperwork in will get to go.

Parish Officer & Leader Training

The Parish Officer & Leader Training is October 18, 2019.Each school may send two voting delegates and officers.If you want to run for a parish office, you must be a voting delegate from your school and we must receive a list of your qualifications in the 4-H Office (115 Texas Street, Raceland, LA 70394) by September 27, 2019.

National 4-H Week

Join 4-H'ers around the country in celebrating National 4-H Week during the week of Oct. 6-12, 2019. This week is set aside by the Cooperative Extension Service and 4-H Clubs in each state to focus attention on the value of 4-H.Through their 4-H clubs, they have fun, make friends, explore new adventures and develop skills for future success. Louisiana has more than 175,000 4-H members in more than 1,700 local clubs. Lafourche Parish has about 1,200 members in 32 clubs.

Observed since 1927, National 4-H Week has been a time for 4-H members and their volunteer leaders to observe the past year’s accomplishments and achievements.

To celebrate this week, we are sponsoring a “Show Your 4-H Pride” Contest.We would like each club to create a display to put outside in front of your school.The theme is “Inspire Kids to Do”.Some of the things the judges will look for are:creativity, involvement of the

4-H’ers, if your display publicizes 4-H and originality.We want the community to see them, so be creative. We will award First Place and Honorable Mention to each division (Elementary, Middle and Senior).Judging begins on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019.More details will be sent to leaders.

4-H Broiler Project

The deadline for ordering baby chicks is Oct. 7, 2019. Please be sure order forms and money are in to the 4-H Office, before the deadline. Forms can be obtained from your 4-H leader or at our office.The Contest will be held Dec. 7, 2019, in conjunction with Poultry Day.Pick up chicks on Oct. 29, 2019.

Sugar & Seafood Contest

Sugar and Seafood Contest will be held on Nov. 9th at Galliano Elementary.Registration will begin promptly at 9 a.m.; contest ends by noon with awards to follow.

Don’t forget to begin your sewing projects with the first contest being Sew with Cotton in conjunction with Sugar and Seafood. Details will be in the October Lafourche Happening and the 4-H website.If you have any questions, please call the 4-H Office at 446-1316.

Junior Leader Times

As a club composed of 4-H members at least 13 years of age, our Lafourche Parish Junior Leader Club focuses on being involved in community service as well as having fun as a group.Helping at many parish 4-H events is an annual task completed by many of our junior leaders.If interested in joining the club, please make every effort to attend the first meeting on Sept. 19, 2019 at Agriculture Building in Raceland from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Officers for the 2019-2020 school year were elected at the May meeting of the Lafourche Parish Junior Leader Club.They are:

  • President— Morgan Jennings, Thibodaux High
  • Vice President— Dani Percle, Thibodaux High
  • Secretary– De’Andrew Thomas, Thibodaux High
  • Treasurer– Gracie Pepper, E. D. White
  • Reporter– Cole Martin, Central Lafourche
  • Parliamentarian— Christian Ricouard, Thibodaux High

Summertime Fun Activities…

4-H University

During the week of June 18-21, 2019, 44 middle school and senior high 4-H members from Lafourche Parish competed in 4-H University at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA. These 4-H’ers brought home 6 state winners, 10 first alternates and 22 blue ribbons.

Lafourche Parish winners are Consumer Decision Making, state winners, Laurel Chiasson and Jillian Galiano, South Lafourche and blue ribbon team, Alyssa Guidry, Joel Martin and Bailey Terrebonne, South Lafourche High; Dairy Cattle Judging, 1st Alternate team, Sophie Benoit, Morgan Jennings (blue ribbon individual) and Dani Percle, Thibodaux High;Diesel Operations, blue ribbon, Riley Duet, Val Charter; Dog & Cat Science, blue ribbons, Alaina Lyons and Hilari Theriot, Bayou Blue Middle; Fishing Sports, state winners, Riley Albert (blue ribbon individual) and Seth Montgomery (state high individual), E. D. White and Miles Smith (blue ribbon individual); Fishing Sports, Jonah Chiquet, blue ribbon individual, Lockport Middle; Livestock Judging, 1st Alternate team, Grant Arcement, Tristan Foret (blue ribbon individual) and Cole Martin (blue ribbon individual), Central Lafourche; Meat Id., blue ribbon team, Connor Chiasson and Jack Chiasson, Larose-Cut Off and Christian Ricouard (blue ribbon individual), Thibodaux High; Outdoor Skills, Adam Hubbell, blue ribbon individual, Thibodaux High; Photography, Claire Babin, blue ribbon and Gracie Pepper, 1st Alternate, E. D. White; Plant Science, 1st Alternate team, Cohen Terrebonne (blue ribbon individual), Katie Louviere (blue ribbon individual) and Grant Rebstock (blue ribbon individual), South Lafourche High and Public Speaking, blue ribbon, Megan Chiasson, South Lafourche High.

Also participating were Bryce Dupre, Brandon Cortez, Drake Billiot, Carson Chiasson, Gracie Foret, Kayleigh Malbrough, Brett Brady, Branden Ledet, Kylee Triche, Caleb Blanchard, Bradie Callais, Warren Callais, Kylie Legendre, Holden Scioneaux, De’Andrew Thomas and Laila Zirlott.

Cole Martin was elected to the 4-H Louisiana Wetland’s ambassador team and De’Andrew Thomas was elected as one of the Southwest Regional representatives.Congrats to all of you on a job well done!!!!

4-H’ers Go to Camp

Eighty-seven Lafourche Parish 4-H members, eight junior leaders and four adult leaders attended Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center in Pollock, LA July 1-5, 2019. “4-H Camp-Living the Dream” was the theme of this year’s summer camp.

Eight high school members of the parish Junior Leader club served as counselors: Morgan Jennings, Dani Percle, Gracie Pepper, Cole Martin, Christian Ricouard, De’Andrew Thomas, Seth Mitchell and Branden Ledet.Adult leaders were: Trixy Boudreaux, Abbie Lee, Blair Mitchell and Chad Boudreaux along with Lafourche Parish Extension agents Donna Naquin and Teddi Folse.

Garden Contest Winners

4-H’ers throughout Lafourche participated in the Garden Contest.They selected a site, made rows, planted their crops and picked their harvest.Winners of the 2019 Garden Contest were:

Elementary Division—

  • First Place, Madelyn Fossum, Holy Savior
  • Second Place, Logan Curole, Holy Rosary
  • Third Place, Suki Livaudais, Galliano Elementary

Middle School Division—

  • First Place, Beaux Curole, Holy Rosary
  • Second Place, Connor & Jack Chiasson, Larose-Cut Off

Senior High Division—

  • First Place, Carson Chiasson, South Lafourche
  • Second Place, Morgan Jennings, Thibodaux High
  • Third Place, Tommy Perez, South Lafourche High

4-H Horse Shows

Lafourche Parish 4-H’ers participated in the Bayou Area Horse Show on June 1st in Napoleonville. Overall winners were: 14 & Over Speed Champion, Riley Brumfield, Central Lafourche, & 13 & Under Speed Reserve Champion, Gabrielle Jones, Bayou Blue Middle School.

Several of our horse exhibitors participated in the Southeast District Horse Show which qualified them for the state contest held at Lamar Dixon. The exhibitors were: Ava Pitre, Tommy Perez, Gabrielle Jones, Adele Stein, and Jaylyn Giroir. We also had two teams compete in that State Horse Judging Contest. Overall Jr. Team Champion: Alaina Lyons, Sarah Foret, and Hailey Sevin, Bayou Blue Middle; Jr. Individual Halter, second place, Sarah Foret, and fifth place, Bella Nuessline; Jr. Team Halter, first place, Alaina Lyons, Sarah Foret, and Hailey Sevin, Bayou Blue Middle and fourth place, Hilari Theriot, Tyler Oldham, and Bella Nuessline; Jr. Individual Performance, first place, Alaina Lyons and fifth place, Sarah Foret; Jr. Team Performance, second place team, Alaina Lyons, Hailey Sevin, and Sarah Foret, fourth place, Hilari Theriot, Tyler Oldham, and Bella Nuessline; Overall High Individual Senior, third place, Sarah Foret and fourth place, Alaina Lyons: Miniature Horse Mare, Champion, Tommy Perez and Miniature Horse Reserve Champion, Ava Pitre.

Congratulations to all of you for a job well done!!!

Catch-Phrase for Camp Contest

What’s a good theme for 4-H Summer Camp and LOST Camp?Send in your most creative ideas for a slogan that is brief and “catchy”, capturing the spirit of the camps—in 7 words or less along with illustrations.The winner will receive a monetary award and it will be used on all publicity for camp and on the camp t-shirt. Think fast...the deadline is Thursday, Oct. 31st. Your submission must include your full name and age, parish and 4-H Club, complete mailing address and phone number.Submit your entries by this date to Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center, Camp Catch Phrase, 3000 Hwy. 8, Pollock, LA 71467.

4-H Discovering SET Poster Contest

SET stands for science, engineering and technology.Science is everywhere in the world around us.Engineering is the basic designs of roads and bridges and buildings, but could also include electronics and robots.Technology expands every aspect of our lives including computer programming and design.In an ever-changing world, it’s more important than ever to learn more about SET.4-H club members should research SET and create a poster to generate awareness of SET in Louisiana. The guidelines for the contest are:

1. Poster must be an 11 x 14 white poster board. No foam boards

2. Do not attach anything to the poster that is more than ½ “thick.

3. Be sure to place your name, grade and school on the back of the poster in the upper right hand corner.

Posters are due at November Club Meetings.Recognition and awards are in the following divisions: Elementary Division- 4th – 5th grade, Middle School Division- 6th – 8th grade and High School Division- 9th – 12th grade

Purple, Blue and Red ribbons will be awarded. Every 4-H club member that makes a poster will receive a ribbon. Purple ribbon posters will be displayed at Poultry and Pet Day held on December 7, 2019.

4-H Night with the Tigers

4-H members, parents, volunteers, supporters, and alumni are invited to Tiger Stadium on Saturday, October 5, 2019 for 4-H Day as the Tigers take on Utah State.Tickets range from $12 to $35 (inclusive of all fees and charges).

4-H will receive block seating that way you can experience the excitement together!When you purchase, you’ll receive your very own referral link to share with your friends and family.Anyone that buys from your link will automatically be seated with you, if purchased by September 29th. All fans will receive their tickets via email, 24 hours before the event. Geaux Tigers! Call the 4-H office to receive more information.

New Livestock Exhibitors

Please contact Miss Teddi at the 4-H Office at 446-1316 as soon as possible if you are a new exhibitor interested in showing Livestock or Horses in 4-H during this school year.It is important that we have your name and address so you can receive information on any upcoming events.There are important deadlines that need to be met so please call the office as soon as possible if you have livestock animals.

Lafourche Website

Please take the time to look at the Lafourche website or you can go to our Facebook page Lafourche Parish 4-H for updates. We’re in the process of adding more things daily so if you don’t see exactly what you’re looking for at this time, chances are it will be there soon.

We are always open to suggestions, so if there’s something you think we should add to our website that would help, please feel free to let us know.

Fall Livestock Show

The Bayou Area Fall Classic will be held on November 23rd at the Raceland Agriculture Building. Early entries are due by November 15th. All livestock exhibitors, 4-H members, parents, family, and friends are invited to join the fun! This show is open statewide.For entry forms or more information call the 4-H office, or email Ms. Teddi at tfolse@agcenter.lsu.edu.

Lafourche Parish T-Shirts

Calling all 4-H’ers, parents, family, and friends of Lafourche Parish... We have NEW Lafourche Parish 4-H T-shirts! All proceeds go to the Lafourche Parish 4-H Program.Please show your support to help raise funds for our parish programs, which support all of our youth development opportunities.Youth and adult shirts are $15.00 with the exception of adult XXL through 4XL which are $17.00.Order forms will be handed out the 4-H’ers at September club meetings.If you would like to order shirts, our office hours are 8:00-4:30 Monday - Friday and our mailing address is: 115 Texas Street, Raceland, LA 70394.Please make checks payable to the Lafourche 4-H Foundation.We do have a drop box outside of the office if you’d like to drop off your order before or after office hours.We will be taking orders until October 7th.If you have any questions, please call the office: 985-446-1316.Thank you for all of your support!

For more information on any of the activities listed, please contact Donna Naquin or Teddi Folse at 985-446-1316.

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