2021 Assumption Parish October Clover Chatter

This issue contains information on 4-H events, Message from Ms. Margo, National 4-H Week, Jr. Leader Social, Camp Grant Walker Theme Contest, Shooting Sports information, Pumpkin Decorating Contest, Ground Beef, Egg, Poultry and Sweet Potato Cookery Contests, and Recycled Art Contest.

Margo L. Castro, 4-H Extension Agent
Assumption Parish LSU AgCenter
119 Robin Street
Napoleonville, LA 70390
(985) 369-6386

Important Upcoming Dates:

3-9 – National 4-H Week
21 – Pumpkin Decorating Contest
23 – Ground Beef, Egg, Poultry, and Sweet Potato Cookery
28 – 4-H Dues and Enrollment Cards Due

19 – Recycled Art Contest
30 – SW Challenge Camp

Message from Ms. Margo Castro, Assumption Parish 4-H Agent

Dear Parents, Members, and Leaders,

I am looking forward to another great year in 4-H. While we are all being given ongoing obstacles due to COVID-19, please know Assumption 4-H will continue to strive to “Make the Best Better”.

Please make sure you read through all rules and information closely, as Assumption 4-H has made many modifications to our meetings, contests, and events.

4-H has something to offer everyone. It is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. I invite each of you to join Assumption 4-H, where the fun never ends.

Margo L. Castro
4-H Extension Agent

National 4-H Week

National 4-H Week will be observed October 3-9, 2021

You are encouraged to plan and carry out special activities to celebrate National 4-H Week. More than 6 million people across the country will celebrate National 4-H Week. During National 4-H Week, 4-H will show case the great things that 4-H offers young people and highlights the incredible 4-H youth in the community who works each day to make a positive impact on the community.

Jr. Leader Social

Calling All 8th – 12th Graders!

You are invited to the 4-H Jr. Leader Social – MASK MUST BE WORN
Thursday, October 14, 2021, 6:00 p.m. at the 4-H Office

Assumption Parish 4-H is organizing the 2021-22 Jr. Leader Club. This club is open to 4-H members in grades 8th-12th.

The objective of the Jr. Leader Club is to help others and 4-H members with parish activities, camps, contests, and community development.

We are encouraging previous members to bring a friend or friends who are not a member to join.

Dues are $10 which will include your community service project for September.
This fee can only be paid to the 4-H office.

The 4-H Club 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.

100 Years of Camp Grant Walker Theme Contest

Help Louisiana 4-H celebrate 100 years of camping at Camp Grant Walker. Send us 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. 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!

Think fast – the deadline is Friday, October 29, 2021!

Submissions must also include the following:
- Full name and age of person submitting the slogan
- Parish/4-H Club
- Complete mailing address
- Telephone number

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 for an official artist release so the winning entry can be used on summer camp and promotional materials and t-shirts.

Mail all entries to the following address:
Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center
3000 Hwy. 8
Pollock, LA 71467


Assumption Parish Shooting Sports

Archery, BB, Rifle, and Shotgun

$50.00 Registration Fee Archery
$50.00 Registration Fee BB
$50.00 Registration Fee Rifle
$75.00 Registration Fee Shotgun

4-H’ers are responsible for their own firearm, ammunition, and safety gear.
For more information and to receive an application contact Margo Castro, 4-H Agent @ 985-369-6386 or mcastro@agcenter.lsu.edu

Pumpkin Decorating Contest

This contest will be held on Thursday, October 21st, at the 4-H facility.
Registration will be held all day from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

4-H'ers will have the opportunity to bring pumpkins to school and will be picked up by Ms. Margo.

If you would like your pumpkin back, they can be picked up Friday, October 22nd from 8:00-4:00 or Saturday October 23rd from 8:00-9:00 a.m.

This contest will be open to all 4-H’ers.


The categories are:
1) Funniest (humorous, amusing, causes laughter, etc.)
2) Prettiest/Cutest (nice looking, attractive, beautiful, etc.)
3) Scariest (fright, shock, alarming, etc.)
4) Unusual (odd, strange, rare, etc.)
5) Creative (imaginative, innovative, artistic, etc.)
6) Carved (engraved, cut, etc.)

Awards will be given to: Division winners per category and Overall Pumpkin.
Ribbons will be awarded to Blue, Red and White placing in each category:
Division I – 4th grade
Division II – 5th and 6th grade
Division III – 7th and 8th grade
Division IV – High School

Ground Beef, Egg, Poultry and Sweet Potato Cookery Contest

The Parish 4-H Ground Beef, Egg, Poultry and Sweet Potato Cookery Contests will be held on Saturday, October 23rd, in the AgCenter Warehouse. Registration will be 8:00-9:00 a.m.

★ Only one dish may be exhibited in each cookery contest.
● Dishes are to be brought in a disposable dish.
● Dishes should contain servings enough for five-six samples.
● A copy of the recipe for the entire dish with title of recipe at top. Place 4-H’ers initials and grade only on
back of recipe for easy identification by the 4-H agent. Do Not write 4-H’ers name or school on recipe.
● 4-H’ers do not stay for the judging. The dishes will be judged, and ribbons will be distributed at the club


Ground Beef Cookery Contest:

4-H’ers will exhibit a prepared main dish using at least one pound of ground beef.
Please note: Ground Beef dish may be entered in only one of the three categories:

1. Low-Calorie Main Dish - a dish which provides less than 300 calories per serving.
2. Quick & Easy Main Dish - a dish that is ready to serve in less than one hour.
3. One Dish Meal - a dish that provides food from at least three of the main food groups.

  • No appetizers unless it can be served with rice, noodles, bread, or crackers.
  • Soup is an entrée as long as it has ground beef.


Egg Cookery Contest:

● 4-H’ers will exhibit a prepared egg dish using at least 4 eggs.
Please note: Egg dish may be entered in only one of the three categories:

1. Appetizers and Salads
2. Desserts
3. Main Dish

● Dishes with raw eggs in the final product will not be judged for food safety reasons (and will receive the lowest ribbon). Example: raw eggs in dip or ice cream


Sweet Potato Cookery Contest:

Bring to the contest a prepared sweet potato dish.
Please note: Sweet Potato dishes may be entered in only one of two categories:

1. Dessert Dish
2. Any Other Sweet Potato Dish

  • Dish must contain a minimum of 1 cup fresh, frozen, or canned sweet potatoes.
  • For food safety reasons, please remember to keep "Hot Foods" hot and "Cold Foods" cold.


Poultry Cookery Contest:

Please note: Poultry dishes may be entered in only one of the three categories:

1. Chicken
2. Processed Poultry Products
3. Other Poultry Meat

Bring to the contest a prepared poultry dish. It may be any:
Main dish

1. Chicken – a dish which contains a minimum of 2 pounds bone-in chicken or 1-pound deboned chicken meat. Contestants should purchase whole chicken or identifiable chicken parts, such as wings, thighs, legs, or breasts.(This dish should not include special processed chicken, such as marinated chicken strips, chicken nuggets, chicken franks, smoked chicken, canned chicken, etc.) Chicken includes any of the following:
Baking Hen
Cornish or Game Hen

2. Processed Poultry Products – a dish which includes a minimum of 12 ounces of processed (value-added) poultry products. Value-added poultry products are poultry meats which have undergone special processing. Marinated, breaded, seasoned, and reformed products are examples of special processing techniques. Some product examples are listed below:

Special Note: All dishes containing any turkey item, (whole, part, or processed) should be entered into this division.
Canned Chicken
Chicken Franks
Chicken Nuggets
Chicken Strips
Ground Chicken
Ground Turkey
Smoked Chicken
Smoked Turkey
Turkey Bacon
Turkey Ham
Turkey Rolls
Turkey Sausage

3. Other Poultry Meat – a dish which contains a minimum of 2 pounds bone-in or 1-pound deboned meat from a bird other than chickens or turkeys. You may choose poultry meat from any of the following:

Recycled Art Contest – Turn Your Trash into Art

Your entry must be made from used items that would otherwise be thrown away or recycled such as metals, paper, rubber, glass, plastics, or cloth to name a few.

Rules are:
1. Open to all 4-H Members.
2. All entries due to 4-H Office by November 19, 2021.
3. One entry per 4-H’er.
4. Projects should be 4-H’er created.
5. All entries must be labeled with 4-H’ers name, grade, and school.

Recycled Art Contest items are due at the November meetings or can be brought to the 4-H Office by November 19, 2021.
All items will be returned.
Ribbons of blue, red, and white will be awarded. Champions in each category in each division will be awarded.

2022-22 4-H Calendar of Events

October Events:
Club Meetings as per schedule
3-9 – National 4-H Week
11 & 12 – Columbus Day/Fall Break (School)
21 – Pumpkin Decorating Contest
23 – Ground Beef, Egg, Poultry, and Sweet Potato Cookery
28 – 4-H Dues and Enrollment Cards Due
TBA – Jr. Leader Meeting, 4-H Office

November Events:
Club Meetings as per schedule
19 – Recycled Art Contest
22-26 – Thanksgiving Holiday (School)
25-26 – Thanksgiving Holiday (4-H Office)
30 – SW Challenge Camp
TBA – Jr. Leader Meeting, 4-H Office

December Events:
Club Meetings as per schedule
4 – Pet Look-A-Like Portrait Contest
4 – Seafood, Rice, Sugar Cookery, 4-H Office
23-31 – Christmas Holidays (School)
24-Jan. 3 – Christmas Holidays (4-H Office)
TBA – Jr. Leader Meeting, 4-H Office

January Events:
Club meetings as per schedule
14 – Dairy Poster Contest
17 – Martin Luther King Holiday (School & 4-H Office)
21-23 – Fashion Camp
22 – Parish Livestock Show
28 – Duct Tape Contest
TBA – Jr. Leader Meeting, 4-H Office

February Events:
No Club Meetings
3-5 – District Livestock Show
12-19 – State Livestock Show
18 – Character Education Poster Contest
28-Mar 4 – Mardi Gras Break (School)
TBA – Jr. Leader Meeting, 4-H Office

March Events:
Club Meetings as per schedule
Demonstration Days – At Club Meetings
1 – Mardi Gras Holiday (4-H Office)
5 – 4-H State Rabbit Show
7-13 – Southern Regional Shoot
11-13 – Jr. Leadership Conference
24-26 – Co-op Camp
25 – Sew with Cotton Contest
28-April 3 – Southern Regional Shoot
TBA – Jr. Leader Meeting, 4-H Office

April Events:
No Club Meetings
TBA – Ag Day
6 – Area Cookery
15 – Easter Holiday (4-H Office)
15- 22 – Easter Holiday (School)
25-May 1 – State Shooting Sports Match
TBA – Jr. Leader Meeting, 4-H Office

May Events:
Club Meetings as per schedule
TBA – Garden Contest
TBA – Awards Banquet
TBA – Jr. Leader Meeting, 4-H Office

June Events:
21-24 – 4-H University

July Events:
July 4th Holiday (Office Closed)

TBA – To be announced

Look for new contest rules in monthly Clover Chatter.

“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.

10/11/2021 4:28:40 PM
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