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Photo submitted by Leanna Cupit -- 4-H members from East and West Feliciana attended 4-H Day at the Capitol on June 3. The youths spent the day on the Capitol grounds and took a tour of the House and Senate chambers. From left are 4-H members Colt Bergeron, Elisabeth Dighton and Grace Bergeron.

4-H members from East Feliciana and West Feliciana parishes attended 4-H Day at the Capitol on June 3.

Over 30 youth and five adults spent the day on the Capitol grounds, touring the House and Senate chambers and listening to guest speakers, including State 4-H Board members and state legislators.

State Rep. Kenny Havard took some time to show the youths the bullet holes where Huey P. Long was shot, giving the kids a glimpse into some Louisiana history.

After a few hours at the Capitol, 4-Hers walked over to the Louisiana State Museum, where they were treated to information on Louisiana culture and history.

The day wrapped with lunch provided by Havard, West Feliciana Parish Sheriff Austin Daniel and West Feliciana Parish Assessor Randy Ritchie.

4-H Day at the Capitol is an annual event in which more than 1,000 4-H members from around the state travel to Baton Rouge to interact with state legislators.