Newton County 4-H holds Race for Revolution

By Kerrigan Arnold

A Race for Revolution 5K and Two Mile Fun Run was held on Saturday, Oct. 11 at 9 a.m. at the Neosho Freeman Family YMCA for Newton County 4-H youth. This was the third annual event for Newton County 4-H. The event was held in order to promote 4-H and healthy living while also raising funds for the 4-H council, awards, trips, and scholarships for Newton County 4-H youth.

“Despite the cold, rainy morning, 4-H welcomed fifty-eight participants and raised over $700,” said Madelaine Giebler, organizer of the event.

The entry rate for the race was $15, which included a t-shirt and was open for all ages to participate. The racecourse was very flat, starting in the Crowder College parking lot in front of the Farber Building. The course went through old Fort Crowder and finished up in the parking lot at the YMCA.

The 4-H program is a non-profit organization that encourages and develops leadership, responsibility, and citizenship skills in youth ages 8-18. Giebler and the teen council of Newton County 4-H directed the race.

“In more recent years, the 4-H program has expanded to the collegiate level where club members focus on serving their college community,” Giebler said. “The overall goal of the program is to foster responsible, action oriented youth that will benefit the individuals they come into contact with,” explained Giebler.

For more information and updates, check the Newton County 4-H Facebook page.

Race for Revolution, held by Newton County 4-H.