Running Club Kicks Off

By Red River 4-H Agent Jacque Fontenot

This month, Red River 4-H put on their running shoes and introduced a new project club, 4-h running club! 4-h members that attended were challenged to complete a Marathon in May by walking, running, or active play. They met weekly, talking about their progress, playing games, and getting active. As they completed miles, they were given a prize leading up to the marathon prize. If anyone is looking for a way to get active, they will put their running shoes back on in the fall when their project club takes off again for another Marathon! Families are welcome to come and walk/run.

In addition to the running club, the 4-H Explorer’s project club will introduce next year’s programming through an outdoor skills day camp June 2nd for 4-H members in grades 1-7.  The Explorer’s club is a 4-H project club started by Mrs. Jacque to introduce younger 4-H members and Cloverbuds (Grades 1-6) to the wide variety of opportunities in 4-H.  In the fall, the explorer’s club will concentrate on fishing skills and boater’s safety during their monthly meetings. 

If you’d like to help, the 4-H office is looking for donations of new/gently used rods with closed faced reels, such as Zebco, that younger kids can use to learn to cast.  They are also looking for anyone interested in helping with either of these two project clubs in the fall.  Please contact the 4-H office @ 932-4342 with donations or to volunteer!