September 2022 Clover Patch

4-H Livestock Project

All exhibitors, new and returning, please click intent to show below and enter your information. Once you complete the survey Mrs. Kim Deville, 4-H Agent will be in contact with you. We look forward to having you as part of our 2022-2023 Livestock Program!

Intent to Show

4-H Spirit Shirt

The 2022-2023 4-H Club Spirit Shirt are now available to order! The T-Shirts will be available in short sleeve sizes Youth Small—Adult 3X. The cost for each shirt will be $12.00.Please fill out the order form below and submit payment to the 4-H Office, 230 Court Street, Ville Platte LA 70586 by October 28, 2022. .Make checks or money order payable to Evangeline Parish 4-H.

Please note Superintendent Darwan Lazard has approved that 4-H T-shirts may be worn to school each month on the day your school 4-H Club Meeting is held.

If you would like to order a shirt you need to fill out this 2022 Spirit Shirtpdf and return to our office on or before October 28,2022.

4-H Year at a Glance


15 - State Fair Broiler Chick Delivery

22 -25 Southern Region Teen Leadership Conference

22 – 25 Sugarcane Festival Open Livestock Show

30 - Deadline for Pet Show Entry


3 - Junior Leader Meeting

3 - 7 National 4-H Week

12 - Cotton Pickin Pet Show

12 - Cotton Cookery Contest

12 - Pumpkin Decorating Contest

27 – Nov 13 Louisiana State Fair – Shreveport

31 Deadline for 4-H Enrollment Parish Wide


Trash Bash

Junior Leader meeting

Jim Bowie Classic

Evangeline Parish Beef Classic

Thanksgiving Holiday

Electric Workshop

National 4-H Congress

Rice Posters due in office


Pancake Workshop

Fashion Camp Deadline

Shooting Sports Program

Junior Leader Meeting

Ag Magic - Cenla

Christmas Holiday

Food for Families Food Drive

Parish Broiler Delivery


Junior Leader Meeting

Shooting Sports Program

Evangeline Parish Livestock Show and Sale

Fashion Camp

Beef Posters due in office

State Broiler Delivery


District Livestock Show - Lake Charles

Pre-Registration for Achievement Day begins

Junior Leadership Meeting

State Livestock Show - Gonzales

State 4-H Ambassador

Challenge Camp

Dairy Poster Due

Sew with Cotton and Spring Clothing Contest

Garments Due


4-H Scholarships Due

Birdhouse Workshop

Deadline to register for Achievement Day

Junior Leader Meeting

Junior Leadership Conference

Southern Regional Shooting Sports – Session 1

Southern Regional Shooting Sports – Session 2

Achievement Day


Junior Leader Meeting

Ag Magic – Baton Rouge

Fishing Clinic

Shooting Sports State Match

Deadline to submit 4-H Portfolio


Junior Leader Meeting

Mandatory 4-H University Meeting

4-H Day at the Capitol

4-H University Training

Citizenship Workshop

Junior Winners Trip

4-H Awards Night


4-H University

National Shooting Sports

Southwest District Horse Show


State Horse Show

Goat Trip

Catch Phrase for Camp

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 a 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 2023 camp t-shirt. The winner will be awarded a monetary award! Think fast—the deadline is October 25, 2022. Submissions must also include the full name and age of person submitting the slogan, your parish and 4-H club, complete mailing address, and telephone number. Individuals may submit multiple entries.

You can email your entries along with your information to our office, you can mail it to Catch Phrase for Camp, 230 Court St., Ville Platte, LA 70586, or drop is off at our office.

Cotton Cookery Contest

The Evangeline Parish 4-H Fall Cookery Contest will be held for all 4-H Members on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at the Ville Platte Civic Center. Dishes will be accepted 3:00 to 3:50 P.M. If the Cotton Festival is canceled, the Cookery will be held at the Chauncey Pitre Barn on the same date & time. Although, this event is still subject to change due to Covid-19 guidelines.4-H Members may enter in as many categories as they choose. The rules for each category are listed below. *Failure to follow rules will result in disqualification.*

GENERAL RULES: Dish must be exhibited COLD to the touch. Bring only HALF of the dish. The dish MUST be exhibited in a THROW AWAY CONTAINER. You will be asked to remove items not directly related to the dish, such as placemats, flower arrangements, figurines, trays, footed chafing dishes, soup tureens, etc. Non-edible items are not to be used as garnish. No serving utensils will be allowed.

This year when registering your dish you will have the option to upload your recipe (a picture or a file) and we will print it and bring the copy with us! If you choose not to upload your recipe you must bring a copy of the recipe along with the dish. Dish will not be accepted without recipe. A number will be assigned to each dish when it is entered, so please do not write your name on your recipe or dish. Be sure that your recipe is written correctly. Recipe should have 4 main parts: Name of recipe; list of ingredients used; directions for preparing; number of servings in the dish. All dishes must be prepared at home and brought ready for the judges to taste. No cooking will be done at the parish contest.

For a complete list of rules click the link below:

2022 Cotton Cookerypdf

List of Acceptable Seafoodpdf

You may use the buttons below to register your dish: All dishes must be pre-registered

Seafood Cookery Registration

Rice Cookery Registration

Sugar Cookery Registration

Beef Cookery Registration

Cotton Pickin Pet Show

The Cotton Pickin’ Pet Show will be held in conjunction with the Cotton Festival on October 12, 2022 at the Civic Center in Ville Platte. This event will begin at 4:00 P.M. All 4-H members must be pre-registered by September 30, 2022 to participate in this event. Please see additional hand out for contest rules and registration form. A registration form and all rules are can be found by clicking the link below. No late entries will be accepted and absolutely no entries the day of show. Please click the link below for a printable form.

2022 Entry Formpdf

Joining 4-H

In 4-H, we believe in the power of young people. We see that every child has valuable strengths and real influence to improve the world around us. Our program provides experiences where young people learn by doing. For more than 100 years, 4-H has welcomed young people of all beliefs and background, giving kids a voice to express who they are and how they make their lives and communities better.

In 4-H programs, kids and teens complete hands-on projects in areas like health, science, agriculture and civic engagements in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles. Youth experience 4-H in every parish in school and after school programs, school and community clubs and 4-H camps.

Enrolling in your school club or enrolling at the 4-H office, what’s the difference?

Enrolling at your school club: This is the most beneficial for 4-H members. The biggest perk of being part of your school club is a monthly 4-H Meeting to hear about what is going on in 4-H this month and upcoming months, reminders, ask questions, and receive your monthly newsletter and all handouts. Being part of your school club also gives each member an opportunity to run for a club office! Each year, a President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Reporter are chosen as that year’s club officers. Some school clubs also offer awards or advantages through-out the year. To enroll in your school 4-H Club please turn in your completed enrollment card (must have valid e-mail address to approve enrollment) and payment to your school by October 28th!

Enrolling as a Member at Large at the 4-H Office: We offer this option for our 4-H Members for several reasons, those who are homeschooled, who are a resident of Evangeline Parish but attend school in a different parish, or those that have missed the October 29th deadline to enroll at school. A member at large can participate in everything offered by the 4-H Club. The difference is that you may not be able to attend your monthly 4-H Meeting at school and all newsletters and/or handouts will be mailed to you. For our homeschool club, we do offer a monthly 4-H Meeting at our office.

Whichever is best for you, we are glad to have you as a part of the Evangeline Parish 4-H Club. Click below to enroll today!

4-H Enrollment

Junior Leadership Club

The Junior Leader Club is a fun, exciting way to get involved in the 4-H Program, develop leadership skills, and participate in service learning programs and travel. This club is an additional club outside of the regular school club. The Jr. Leadership Club meets each month. Membership is open to all paid Evangeline 4-H Members in the 7th-12th grade. So, please make sure to join your school club first. The first meeting will be held on October 3, 2022. After enrolling in your school club online you will choose Jr. Leadership Club as your secondary club. If you need more information, please contact Mrs. Kim Deville at the 4-H Office (363-5646) You can either mail in your payment of $10.00 but please specify who the money is for, call and pay over the phone, a 4% charge will be added, or bring in your payment with your to the Junior Leader Meeting.

Join Jr. Leader Club Here!

National 4-H Week

4-H Clubs across America will be celebrating National 4-HWeek, October 3-7, 2022. Join the festivities by planning special events within your club/school. Ideas include: cookies for the teachers, a 4-H display in the hall or a bulletin board, wearing green/white tee shirts, sponsoring a poster contest, or passing out 4-Leaf clovers. We know you can think of many more ideas. National 4-H Theme and Evangeline Parish theme is “Opportunity for All.”

Printable Clover Patch

If you would like to print a copy of the September 2022 clover patch you may do so by clicking the file below!

2022 Cotton Cookerypdf

Project Book Selection

If you are planning to participate in the Record Book Portfolio Contest for the 2022-2023 club year, please come by our office or e-mail Mrs. Kim at to make your project book selection. All 4-H members in grade 4-12 may receive ONE project book with their membership. Club members may select any project book they desire with the exception of 4th and 5th grade members. All 4th grade members will receive Discovering the World of 4-H and all 5th grade members will receive Exploring the World of 4-H project books. 4-H members can only request 1 project book but can enroll in more than 1 project area. Come by the office, 230 Court Street, to pick up your project book for the contest! Record Book winners will win a spot on the Junior Winner Trip!

Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Not a trick, it’s all a treat! On October 12, 2022 in conjunction with the Cotton Festival there will be a pumpkin decorating contest for our 4-H Club Members! YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER FOR THIS CONTEST . If you do not have access to a cell phone or computer call the office so we can register you! No registrations will be accepted the day of contest. There will be three divisions: 4th-6th grade, 7th-8th grade, and 9th-12th grade. BE CREATIVE! You many decorate or carve the pumpkin. Bring a pumpkin fully decorated to the Civic Center in Ville Platte from 3:00-4:00 p.m. to be judged. Judging will begin promptly at 4:00 P.M. Pumpkins may be big or small in size, foam pumpkin or real pumpkin, and can be decorated in any age appropriate theme. (PLEASE NO GORE, it will be disqualified.) Look online for some great ideas! You must take your pumpkin with you once contest is complete. If your pumpkin is left unattended after contest it will be thrown. DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS OCTOBER 10, 2022!

Pumpkin Contest Registration

Shooting Sports Registration

If you enjoy hunting, marksmanship shooting, or just being in the great outdoors, we have the thing for you! The 4-H Shooting Sports program is a great way to become a better hunter, improve skills, increase ability to use firearms safely, and HAVE FUN! You may join the outdoor skills program by completing the registration form. The fee will be $20 for the first child and $10 for each additional child per family. This is a one-time fee to participate in Evangeline Parish Shooting Sport’s Program for the 2022-2023 year.

A parent, grand-parent, guardian, or adult must be present to supervise 4-H Club Member at every event. The activities include:

¨ Shotgun discipline for skeet shooting (16, 20, & 12 gauge)

¨ Archery discipline (recurve or compound bow)

¨ Rifle discipline (BB gun target shooting)

The first program is scheduled for Saturday, December 3, 2022 at the Chauncey Pitre Multi-Purpose Building, beginning at 9:00 A.M.

The second program is scheduled for Saturday, January 7, 2022 at the Chauncey Pitre Multi-Purpose Building, 9:00 A.M.

The dates are subject to change

This will be a qualifying match for regional competition. In order to participate in regional and state shooting sports you must have hunters safety, no exceptions.

Youth involved in this activity must use personal equipment. A parent must sign a permission form and all equipment will be inspected. You will be the only person allowed to use your equipment. You will not be allowed to loan your equipment to anyone else.

All ammunition will be provided.

To register for this event please fill out 2022 Shooting Sportspdf and return to our office with payment.

State Wide Service Learning Project

The State 4-H Service Project for 2022-2023 is “Mental Health Awareness”. Our Parish will also have a service learning project which is working to help the many in our community. Each school club in Evangeline parish is asked to select a program or project to conduct that addresses relevant annual needs in their local setting. A brief report on the program or project conducted is due to the parish office by April 30th. If your school would like to be a part of a donation or Holiday basket, please let Mrs. Kim know.

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