4-H’ers compete in Livingston Parish Food Festival

Photo provided by CHRISTY SORENSON -- First-place, 4-H Food Festival winners, first row from left, are Claire Lazaroe, Caedan May, Olivia Barnes, Hanah Williams, Jensyn Toups and Haleigh Gibbs; and second row, Peyton Pertuit, Abigail Trippi, Maeghan Staley, Josie Purvis, Cali Green and Hunter Seguin. Not pictured Peyton Manotas. Show caption
Photo provided by CHRISTY SORENSON -- First-place, 4-H Food Festival winners, first row from left, are Claire Lazaroe, Caedan May, Olivia Barnes, Hanah Williams, Jensyn Toups and Haleigh Gibbs; and second row, Peyton Pertuit, Abigail Trippi, Maeghan Staley, Josie Purvis, Cali Green and Hunter Seguin. Not pictured Peyton Manotas.

The Livingston Parish 4-H Food Festival was recently held at Lewis Vincent Elementary School in Denham Springs.

Four-H’ers from the parish competed in five divisions for the opportunity to compete at the Area Cookery Contest. The first-place winner in the Seafood, Poultry, Egg and Beef divisions will compete later on in the spring at the Area Cookery Contest in Hammond.

Seafood – Oyster:

First: Claire Lazaroe, Southside Elementary

Second: Hailey Williams, Holden School

Seafood – Shrimp:

First: Josie Purvis, Albany Middle

Second: Madisyn Wascom, Holden School

Third: Kaylee Hibbard, South Fork Elementary

Seafood – Crawfish:

First: Peyton Manotas, Juban Parc Jr. High

Seafood – Crab:

First: Olivia Barnes, Holden School

Seafood – Fish/Other:

First: Hannah Williams, Holden School

Poultry – Processed Poultry Products:

First: Peyton Manotas, Juban Parc Jr. High

Second: Garrett Crawford, South Walker Elementary

Third: Megan Wollfarth, Southside Elementary

Poultry – Chicken:

First: Haleigh Gibbs, Lewis Vincent Elementary

Second: Marnita Blount, Holden School

Third: Summer Underwood, Denham Springs High

Egg – Dessert:

First: Jensyn Toups, Southside Elementary

Second: Susannah Smith, Denham Springs Elementary

Third: Kait Berry, Lewis Vincent Elementary

Egg – Appetizer:

First: Cali Green, Holden School

Second: Madisyn Wascom, Holden School

Third: Rosa Candia, Denham Springs Elementary

Egg – Main Dish:

First: Peyton Manotas, Juban Parc Jr. High

Second: Cannon Loe, South Fork Elementary

Third: Chloe Ray, Southside Elementary

Beef – Quick & Easy Main Dish:

First: Caedan May

Second: Jake Hall, North Corbin Jr. High

Third: Braeden Wascom, Holden School

Beef – Low-Calorie Main Dish:

First: Peyton Manotas, Juban Parc Jr. High

Beef – One-Dish Meal:

First: Maeghan Staley, Live Oak Middle

My Favorite Dish – Dessert:

First: Abigail Trippi, Live Oak Middle

Second: Ashetyn Hood, Lewis Vincent Elementary

Third: Summer Underwood, Denham Springs High

My Favorite Dish – Other:

First: Peyton Pertuit, Lewis Vincent Elementary

Second: Emily Seighman, North Corbin Jr. High

Third: Sydni Seighman, Eastside Elementary

My Favorite Dish – Game:

First: Hunter Seguin, Walker High

Second: Hannah Tate, Freshwater Elementary

While the judging was being completed, 4-H junior leaders helped the United Healthcare representative with an educational program on the importance of eating healthy and exercising.

For information on the 4-H Program, contact the Livingston Parish 4-H Office at (225) 686-3020.