LSU Agricultural Center - Assumption Parish
National 4-H Week
National 4-H Week will be observed October 7-12, 2012. You are
encouraged to plan and carry out a special activities to celebrate
National 4-H Week.
-Announcements over P.A. system to give the history, information, 4-H September
activities for the day and week. 4-H Club Meetings
-Bulletin boards and 4-H displays (use project items, books, posters.)
-Make posters to display at school and businesses declaring the week as September 3
4-H Week. Labor Day Holiday
-We ask that everyone wear a green ribbon that
week to show their 4-H pride. If you can’t wear a September 13
ribbon, tie one to a tree, mailbox, antenna of
Jr. Leader Social
your vehicle, etc.
6:00 PM - 4H Office
-Whatever is done, publicize it in the newspaper.
Dear Parents, Members and Leaders,
I would like to welcome everyone to another great year in 4-H. There
are many exciting activities planned. 4-H is a community of young
people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and September 22
life skills. I invite each of you to join Assumption 4-H, where the fun St. Jude Bike-A-Thon
Margo L. Castro
Associate Extension Agent/4-H Youth Development
Assumption 4-H’ers Attend 4-H Camp
May 28 - June 1, 2012
“We’re Wild About 4-H Camp” was the theme for this year’s 4-H Camp held at 4-H Camp
Grant Walker in Pollock, La. Campers experienced many unique adventures. Going to 4-H
Camp is one of the most valuable experiences a child can have. It’s a learning experience
that helps boys and girls appreciate the outdoors, live together as a group, get along with
others and appreciate people with different interests and backgrounds.
The campers were able to participate in one of 6 tracks: Dramatic Arts, Outdoor Adven-
tures, Food and Fitness-Fit 4 the Future, Get Ready get SET (Science, Engineering, &
Technology), Explore Louisiana (Wetlands, Wildlife & You), and Hunter’s Safety Certifi-
cation. Along with these tracks campers were able to choose different activities during Recreation and Free Time:
swimming, arts& crafts, Sports, tubing, archery, canoeing, water sports, and line dancing.
The following 4-Hers attended camp: Andrew Autin, Jacob Autin, Jayce Bergeron, Gabrielle Berthelot, Alexis
Blanchard, Hope Bourg, Jonathon Burns, Zack Daigle, Heather Garner, Shelby Giroir, Faith Gros, Alissa Guillory,
Miguel Gutierrez, Torie Hebert, Landon Hebert, Jalonda Jennings, Adriana Justilian, Tori LaCoste, Phillip Landry,
Whitney Landry, Lizzye LeBlanc, Layla Leonard, Tippy Lovell, Sophia Mabile, Karrigan Migues, Grace Naquin,
Tabitha Ordoyne, Haley Plaisance, Libbey Porto, Emily Pujol, Cayla Rhyne, Landn Rivere, Haydn Rivere, Elise Smith,
Kaylin Talbot, Kole Theriot, Kate Thibodeaux, Seth Vidos, Elise Vidrine, Brianah Vining, Zachary Washington,
Gregory Washington, Jr, Layni Watson, Megan Wilcox, Robert Williams, and Diamond Winley.
Camp Counselors were Brya Arcemont, Cole Bourg, Mallory Crochet, and Hayze LeBlanc. A big thank you to our
Adult Volunteers: Allison Gravois, Cody Hood, Tanya Rivere, and Rebecca Simoneaux. 4-H Agent Margo Castro also
attended. A great time was had by all. If you would like more information on this event or any event in 4-H please
contact the 4-H office at 985-369-6386.
All 8th -12th Graders are invited to the 4-H Jr. Leader Social on
Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 6:00 pm at the 4-H Office
Assumption Parish 4‐H is organizing the 2011‐12 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
of icer training, parish activities, record book trainings, 4‐H Camp and community development.
We are encouraging previous members to bring a friend or friends who are not a
member to join. Existing members will earn a point if they bring someone who is not
already a Jr. Leader member. Dues are $10 club donation which will include your
community service project for September. This fee can only be paid to the 4‐H of ice.
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Assumption Parish 4-Hers Participate at 4-H University
4-H University was held June 19-22. More than 1,500 students participated, which was held over three days on the LSU
campus. The students participated in 43 contests, 12 Clover College educational tracks or other educational programs.
Contests represented areas such as agricultural product demonstration, computer simulation, insect identification and wildlife
Clover College tracks explored concepts such as robotics, proper etiquette, life after high school and learning the basic funda-
mentals of sound financial management.
Educational programs involved a visit to a children’s ward at a local hospital, learning about bioengineering and experiencing
how texting and driving are a dangerous combination.
Assumption parish was represented very well. The following is a list of 4-H’ers and their contest:
ATV-Dylan Campo & Caleb Gaudet
Career Preparation-LaShawn Carter Blue Ribbon
Child Development – Mary Gauthe’ Blue Ribbon & Kaylie Theriot 5th Place
Clover College-Mylie Blanchard, Kelsey Gros, Emily Mabile & Dani Madere
Compact Tractor – Cole Bourg & Hayze LeBlanc
Computer Simulation – Spencer Adolph & Tyler Aucoin
Dairy Judging – Buffy Ackman, Michael Landry, Emma Prejean 5th Place Team
Fashion Review Special Occasion – April Gros State Winner
Ready to Wear-Tiffany Loewen
Fishing Sports – Chuckie Daigle & Jacob Richard
Livestock Judging – Carly Boudreaux, Grant Crochet, Todd Landry Blue Ribbon Individual, Blue Ribbon Team
Outdoor Skills - Trevor Prejean
Public Speaking - Myra Boudreaux
Solutions Unlimited Team - Regan Adolph, Cherie Cancienne, Hannah E. Landry Blue Ribbon Team
Ms. Margo Castro, Assumption 4-H Agent, would like to thank everyone who helped in making 4-H University such a big
success for Assumption Parish.
Family Spook Night
Thursday, October 18, 2012 at the 4-H AgCenter Facility
(119 Robin Street, Napoleonville) 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Cost: $1.00 and we ask that everyone bring a bag of candy for trick or treating
Spook night will consist of games, prizes, concessions, a haunted house and more. Bring your trick or
treat bags because there will be trick or treating at the close of spook night.
Family Spook Night is not just for 4-H’ers so bring a friend and enjoy the fun! Parents come
out and enjoy the night off. We will have hot dogs, hamburgers, nachos and cheese for sale.
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Unity Day: Make it ORANGE and Make it End!! Unite Against Bullying
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
What are your true colors when it comes to bullying? If you care about students who are bullied and
want bullying to end, make your color ORANGE on Unity Day, Wednesday, Oct. 10. That’s the day
everyone can link together - in schools, communities and online - and send one large, ORANGE message
of support to students who have experienced bullying.
Ways to unite on Oct. 10:
In your school, home or community:
1. Wear the color orange.
2. Write the word “UNITY” on your hand, on your note-
book, or on a poster to hang in your locker or hallway.
3. Set up a “unity” table.
A. Hand out orange “unity ribbons.” (Create your own ribbons. Purchase a spool of ribbon at a craft or dollar
store. Cut into 12” strips. With black marker, on the ribbon, write “UNITY”, “The End of Bullying Begins With
Me” or create your own bullying prevention message)
B. Give the opportunity to donate for the ribbons and send the proceeds to PACER’s National
Bullying Prevention Center. Find us on Facebook:
4. On Oct. 10, update your Facebook status to “UNITY DAY” October 10th - Join the movement to
make it orange and make it end! If you are being bullied, you are not alone. Unite and be a champi-
on against bullying!
5. “Share” the Unity Day event with your friends.
6. Post pictures of anyone wearing orange to this UNITY DAY event page.
7. Sign “The End of Bullying Begins With You” Petition.
The Pumpkin Decorating Contest will be held on Thursday, October 18, at the 4-H facility. Registration will be held all day 8:00 am - 6:00 pm. All
pumpkins must be registered for 6:00 pm. Doors will be closed at 6:00 pm and not opened for late registrations. Judging will last until
about 7:30 pm. At that time winners will be announced. This contest will be open to all 4-H’ers regardless of what projects they are enrolled in.
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 cate-
gory (Division CB - Clover Buds, Division I - 4th grade, Division II - 5th and 6th grade, Division III - 7th and 8th grade and Division IV - High school.)
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2012-13 Assumption Parish
4-H Calendar of Events
Club Meetings as per schedule Club Meetings as per schedule
3 Labor Day Holiday (School and 4‐H Of ice) 8 Dairy Posters
13 Jr. Leader Social, 6:00 pm ‐ 4‐H Of ice 9‐16 State Livestock Show
19 Volunteer Leader Training 11‐13 Mardi Gras Holiday (School)
22 St. Jude Bike‐A‐Thon 12 Mardi Gras Holiday (4‐H Of ice)
22 Duct Tape Contest
October TBA Jr. Leader Meeting, 4‐H Of ice
Club Meetings as per schedule
8‐12 National 4‐H Week
10 Public Awareness Campaign March
8 Columbus Day Holiday (School) Club Meetings as per schedule
18 Pumpkin Decorating Contest, 4‐H Of ice 4‐7 Demonstration Days
18 Spook Night, 4‐H Of ice 8‐10 Jr. Leadership Conference
20 Ground Beef, Egg, and Poultry Cookeries 14 Sew With Cotton garments due
26 4‐H Dues and Enrollment Cards due 15‐17 Food and Fitness Camp
TBA Jr. Leader Meeting, 4‐H Of ice 20‐21 Ag Day
25‐Apr.1 Spring Break (School)
November 29 Good Friday Holiday (4‐H Of ice)
Club Meetings as per schedule TBA Jr. Leader Meeting, 4‐H Of ice
16 Beef posters due to 4‐H Of ice
16‐18 Challenge Camp April
19‐23 Thanksgiving Holiday (School) No Club Meetings
22‐23 Thanksgiving Holiday (4‐H Of ice) TBA 4‐H Awards Banquet
TBA Jr. Leader Meeting, 4‐H Of ice TBA Volunteer Appreciation Banquet
TBA Jr. Leader Meeting, 4‐H Of ice
Club Meetings as per schedule
1 Seafood and sugar cookeries
Club Meetings as per schedule
1 Pet Show
27‐31 4‐H Camp – Camp Grant Walker
7 Deadline to register for Winter Wonderland
TBA Garden Contest
12 Winter Wonderland, 6‐7:30 pm @ 4‐H Of ice
24‐Jan.2 Christmas Holidays (4‐H Of ice)
24‐Jan.4 Christmas Holidays (School)
18‐21 4‐H University
TBA Jr. Leader Meeting, 4‐H Of ice
Club meetings as per schedule TBA 4‐H Day at the Capitol
TBA District Horse Show
19 Parish Livestock Show TBA Jr. Leader Awards Trip
21 Martin Luther King Holiday (School & 4‐H Of ice) TBA Records, clothing and lists/applications for
25 Character Education Posters due 4‐H U due to 4‐H Of ice
26‐27 Fashion Camp July 4 Holiday (4‐H Of ice)
29‐31 District Livestock Show TBA State Horse Show
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Assumption Community Hospital, 135 Highway 402, Napoleonville, LA
Name _______________________________ School 4-H Club ______________
Sponsor’s Name Donation Amount
Total Amount Donated
Participants turning in $35 or more will receive a St. Jude T-shirt.
Please circle size (adult sizes only): M L XL
The St. Jude Bike-a-thon is held every year to raise money to benefit the St. Jude’s Children Hospital. The
Bike-a-thon will be held Saturday, September 22, at the Assumption Community Hospital at 135 Highway 402
Representatives from St. Jude will join us this year and although they realize how much our small community
does by the amount of donations received, we would like for them to meet the people who make this possible.
This will also be an opportunity for us to recognize friends, family and businesses who help us.
Registration is : 7:30 am Trike-a-Thon: 8:15 am
Opening Ceremony: 9:00 am Bike-a-Thon: 9:15 am
Awards: 10:30 am Box Dinner: 11:00 am
Entry is free however; 4-H’ers must have at least a $5.00 donation to earn a 4-H club point. If you’d like to
receive a t-shirt it is necessary to have a $35 donation. Checks should be made payable to: St. Jude. If you
don’t ride in the bike-a-thon your donation is due to the 4-H office on or by September 19. You can also bring
your donation to the 4-H table at the bike-a-thon on September 22.