2019 Assumption Parish May 4-H Clover Chatter

Margo Castro, Templet, Loretta

Margo L. Castro - 4-H Extension Agent

Assumption Parish AgCenter
119 Robin Street
Napoleonville, LA 70390
(985) 369-6386

Important Event Dates

May 14 - 4-H Awards Banquet, By Invitation Only
May 29 - 4-H Day at the Capitol
May TBD - Jr. Leader Meeting
June 10-14 – 4-H Camp, Camp Grant Walker, Pollock, LA
June 18-21 – 4-H University, LSU Campus
July 4 – Holiday, 4-H Office closed
July 28-31 – Lost Camp, Camp Grant Walker, Pollock, LA

Class of 2019

Congratulations to all the 2019 Assumption Parish 4-H Seniors.
Wishing you the best of luck with your future plans.

4-H University

4-H U competition will be held on June 18-21, 2019 at the LSU campus in Baton Rouge. 4-H’ers will compete on the State level in several contest for prizes, all-expense paid trips and scholarships. If you have any questions call Ms. Margo at 985-369-6386.

4-H Day at the Capitol

The annual 4-H Day at the Capitol is Wednesday, May 29, 2019.
This is a great event to show our legislators the impact that 4-H has on Louisiana.
If you are interested in more information please contact the 4-H Office at 985-369-6386 by May 13, 2019.

Lost Camp

The Louisiana Outdoor Science & Technology Camp is a summer camping experience offered to 7th and 8th grade 4-H Members (as of May 2019). Each camper will choose (3) tracks to participate in at LOST Camp. Tracks for this year include videography, wetlands, outdoor adventures, SET, and more! Campers will also have free time for recreation activities, such as volleyball, archery, arts and crafts, swimming, canoeing/kayaking, and dances. 4-H Members may sign up on a first come first served basis. Deadline for registration is June 24, 2019. Contact the 4-H office at 985-369-6386 for additional information.

2019 Area Cookery Results

The following Assumption Parish 4-H’ers participated and placed at the Area Cookery held on March 29th:

Beef Cookery

Chandler Prejean, NMS 6th—One Dish Meal, 2nd Place
Daniel Esneault, MAL 4th—Quick & Easy, 2nd Place
Madeline Landry, LPS 4th—Dessert, Blue Ribbon

Poultry Cookery

Carson Landry, PPES 4th—Chicken, 2nd Place
Kennidy Aucoin, PPES 5th—Processed Poultry, Blue Ribbon

Seafood Cookery

Kenzlee Landry, NMS 6th—Crab, 1st Place
Hailey Comeaux, PPES 4th—Crawfish, 2nd Place
Claire Landry, PPES 5th— Fish & Other, 3rd Place

Sugar Cookery

Kenzlee Landry, NMS 6th—Cakes, 2nd Place
Gavin Hebert, NPS 4th—Candy, 3rd Place
Payton Arvel, NMS 6th—Cookies, 2nd Place
Tyler Ashworth, PPES 6th—Pie, 1st Place

Rice Cookery

Joshua Templet, PPES 5th—Main Dish, 2nd Place
Kenzlee Landry, NMS 6th—Side Dish, 1st Place

Sweet Potato Cookery

Kenzlee Landry, NMS 6th—Any Other, 3rd Place
Hailey Comeaux, PPES 4th—Dessert, 3rd Place

Biking for Physical Activity

May is National Bike Month. Riding a bike is great opportunity to get outdoors and provides the body with physical activity. On beautiful days, riding a bike, just for fun, can be a great feeling! Before getting on that bike, there are a few things to consider in order to be safe. Things to consider before you ride:

  • Bike size—Bicycles are not a one size fits all.
  • Riding gear---Bike helmets help protect your head, face, and brain in the event of a fall; wearing the right shoes is important; and don’t wear headphones because music can distract you.
  • Where you ride---Where are you allowed to ride, riding on the sidewalk (if you are younger than ten, you should ride on the sidewalk), and remember daytime riding is the best.
  • Rules of the road (if you are allowed to ride there) ---Many of the same rules that car drivers use apply to those who ride bikes. Using hand signals, using bike lanes when they are available, stop at all stop signs and obey traffic (red) lights, and ride single file if you are riding in groups. Cross at intersections and walk your bike across the street using the crosswalk and follow traffic signals.

Riding a bicycle can provide great exercise for you as well as providing opportunities to do things with friends. Remember youth should be physically active for at least 60 minutes per day. Doing things like playing sports, raking leaves at home, riding your bike, and hiking are great ways to fit that physical activity into your day. More information on this topic can be found at https://kidshealth.org/en/kids/bike-safety.html.

Robin B. Landry, Area Nutrition Agent
Assumption Parish LSU AgCenter

Message from 4-H Agent

Where has this school year gone? It is hard to believe that summer is almost here. This has been a great year for Assumption Parish 4-H! Thanks to all the 4-H’ers for their participation and volunteering for the many events throughout the year.

I would also especially like to say thank you to all of the volunteers, supporters, parents and leaders who helped to make this year a success.

Thanks and I hope everyone has a safe summer.

Margo L. Castro, 4-H Agent
Assumption Parish Extension Agent

It is the policy of the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service that no person shall be subjected to discrimination on the grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age or disability. If you have a disability which requires special assistance for your participation in any of our activities, please contact Margo Castro at 985-369-6386 or mcastro@agcenter.lsu.edu.

5/10/2019 2:12:38 PM
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