Inaugural Washington Parish 4-H Walk-A-Thon a success

Published 4:39 pm Thursday, August 9, 2012

On Saturday, March 10, the inaugural Washington Parish 4-H Walk-A-Thon was held at the Washington Parish Fairgrounds.

The event, sponsored by a branch committee of the Washington Parish 4-H Jr. Leaders, was a benefit for breast cancer research and Washington Parish 4-H.

Opening ceremonies were conducted by Coordinator Kreig Todd, who welcomed participants and spectators. Following his remarks the FHS MCJROTC presented the colors, followed by the National Anthem, sung by Emily Varisco. The invocation was led by Bro. Jake Goforth, youth minister of Hilltop Baptist Church.

Forty-two participants started the race at 9 a.m. and all completed the course. Winners of the events were:

Male Runners

Timothy Smith

Connor Ackerman

Jordan Blackwell

Male Walkers

Colby Wilson

Robbie Taylor

Female Runners

Jill Cosse

Shannon Fowler

Delores Jenkins

Robbie Taylor

Female Walkers

Jill Bulloch

Felicia Forbes

Melody Posey

After the race, the committee announced $1,100 was raised, with $200 to be donated to a breast cancer research foundation and the other $900 to stay in Washington Parish to benefit the 4-H Program.

Anyone who would like to suggest what breast cancer research foundation the money should be donated to, please email those suggestions to wp4hwalka or call the LSU AG center at 839-7855. You may call Todd at 516-3855 to make a suggestion. Also, be sure to check out the event on the web and Facebook: www.wp4hwalkathon. or www.facebook.comwp4hwalk athon.