The 4-H Office has been temporarily relocated to 409 Second Street in Lake Providence (the old health unit building). There is NO telephone service at this time. To contact Mrs. Powell, please stop by or email her.
4-H is a positive youth development organization delivered through the LSU AgCenter. In 4-H, members complete hands-on projects in areas like health, science, agriculture and citizenship in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles. Join 4-H today!
Disability Awareness is our state and parish service learning focus for the 2019-2020 year. Opportunities will be offered for you to participate in our state wide focus. Let's get busy making a difference in our community and state.
Agriculture Awareness - The 5th Annual Library to the Garden event was conducted by LSU/SU AgCenters and the East Carroll Parish Library. Third grade students enjoyed a day of educational programming learning about the importance of agriculture.
Congratulations to ALL 4-H'ers who participated in the Pumpkin Decorating/Carving Contest. Great Job!
Winners Division I:
Winners Division II:
The East Carroll Regional Leadership Board collected monies for Breast Cancer Awareness. The board members set up a booth at a General Trass Senior High School football game and shared information about Cancer Awareness and collected donations. All funds received will be donated to The Cancer Foundation League. Together we can make a difference! Panthers for a cure! Shown above are Kedriona McLemore, Simiya Whitty and Tracey Reynolds.
East Carroll Teens as Teachers Randraneisha Powell and Destiny Jones assisted with the facilitation of Southside Elementary Cloverbuds' meeting. October was all about Table Manners while focusing on self-responsibility and decision-making skills.
Grab your camera and get to shootin'! Deadline is November 8.
Rules and Regulations:
The Shooting Sports Camp will be held December 13-15 in Pollock at Camp Grant Walker Educational Facility. The camp is open for 4-H youth ages 9-13 years old. Participants will choose one of the following: Archery, Shotgun or .22 Rifle. Parents and coaches are welcome to attend but it is not mandatory. The cost will be $110 per youth/per parent/coach which will cover registration, lodging, meals and T-shirt. All youth will be required to bring their own bow/firearm and ammo. Deadline to register is November 14.
Feeling festive? Get in the holiday spirit by using your creativity to design a card for elderly residents in East Carroll Parish. The best part about this event is the 2-for-1 feature: a 4-H contest and service project rolled into one! Contest entries will be forwarded to Shady Lake Nursing Home in care packages to Lake Providence residents in December. Deadline is November 22.
Are you looking for something to do during the Thanksgiving break? You're in luck!!! The East Carroll Parish 4-H Club will be offering healthy living workshops on November 25 and 26 at First Baptist Church (across from the Health Unit) from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. Come join us for two days of healthy living activities.
Fashion Camp Theme: "4-H Diving into Fashion"
The Louisiana State 4-H Fashion Camp is a textile/apparel project for 4-H members 10-13 years old. The Fashion Board chose this theme to reflect their personal excitement about fashion and the attitude the campers will adopt as they travel through the experiences at camp. In addition to basic sewing fundamentals, a few of the educational activities for campers include: a sewing caddy, tote bag, nine-square pillow, a community service project, plus more. You will return home with completed projects and ideas to host your own fashion workshops. Deadline for registration is Friday, December 6 by 4:30 p.m. Costs: Arriving Friday night $130 (includes Friday lodging + breakfast); Arriving Saturday morning $110; Volunteer Leaders $80 (leaders attending with parish campers).
The East Carroll Parish Cookery Contests will be held Monday, December 16 with registration from 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. and judging at 9:30 a.m. All 4-H members may enter any or all categories. Only one dish per category, please. Only one serving per contest entry is required. All entries must arrive on ice in a hard insulated ice chest-type carrier. Entries must be dropped off at the 4-H Office between 8 and 9 a.m. Winners will be announced by the end of the school day. First place winners will compete in the Regional Cookery in Rayville. See your 4-H leader or Mrs. Powell for complete details.
The 4-H Golden Clover Award was formerly known as the Award of Excellence for Junior 4-H members. A club member may win this award only one time.
The 4-H Emerald Award was formerly known as the 4-H Key Club Award. A club member may win this award only one time. The purpose of this award is to encourage project growth and to recognize a broad program of 4-H club members who have shown outstanding leadership ability in their club and parish.