4-H’s Cloverbud Club geared to third-graders 4-H’s Cloverbud Club geared to third-graders Photo provided by Jacquelyn Craddock -- Displaying the pumpkins they decorated at the Oct. 3 Ascension Cloverbud meeting are, from left, Savannah Martin, Chandler Blegard, Mason Pierce, Alexis Norwood, Ned Hammatt, McCullen Pierce, Ephraim Craddock, Elizabeth Logan, Jenson Welshams, Jordyn Hedges, Caroline Richardson, Katie McGlinchey, Tre Cresie, Reese Godchaux, Joseph Richardson, Annabelle Richardson, Dathan Cresie and Isaac Sanders. Advocate staff report Oct. 16, 2013 Comments Ascension Parish 4-H Cloverbuds Club held its first meeting Oct. 3 at LSU Agricultural Center’s 4-H Youth Development office at Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales. All Ascension Parish third-graders are eligible to join Cloverbud Club. Coordinator and volunteer Kory Hammatt assisted the kids in painting pumpkins as part of a Halloween-themed art-activity. The Ascension Parish 4-H Youth Development Program is an educational program of the LSU AgCenter. Children ages 9-19 can participate in the Ascension Parish 4-H Youth Development Program. The Cloverbud Club exposes third-graders to educational activities in preparation of the larger 4-H program. Ascension 4-H Cloverbuds’ next meeting is Nov. 7. Children will package shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child during the November meeting. At the Dec. 5 meeting, members are set to create holiday cards and decorate cookies for distributions to Ascension-area assisted living residents. For more information on the upcoming meetings, parents may visit Ascension Parish 4-H on Facebook, or email Kory Hammatt at Kkhammatt@etigers.net.