4-H 5K was a success

Published 9:14 am Friday, June 7, 2013

Pictured Above: Overall Female winner Jessica Harrison & Overall Male winner Ridge Harper.

Pictured Above: Overall Female winner Jessica Harrison & Overall Male winner Ridge Harper.


Decatur County 4-H

Decatur County 4-H hosted a 5K Race and a 1-Mile Fun Run to raise funds for youth to participate in 4-H activities.

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The money will also support Decatur County 4-H’s general 4-H fund, which in turn will be used for registration costs for leadership and public speaking events, camp scholarships and programming supplies, among other things.

A 5K was chosen as a fundraiser due to healthy living being an important aspect of 4-H. Additionally, the 4-H slogan is “Learn by Doing.”

The event was held at Spring Hill Farm in Bainbridge on the morning of May 25, 2013. 76 people registered for the event; the top two runners in each of the eight age groups were awarded medals, as well as the overall male and female winners, who were awarded Visa Gift Cards.

5K age group winners were as follows: 13 & Under – Griffin Perkins (1st) & John Willis Maples (2nd),14-19 – Bo Bailey (1st) & Shelby Lane (2nd), 20-29 – Mark Tombrink (1st) & Austin McNeely (2nd), 30-39 – Ridge Harper (1st) & Jessica Harrison (2nd), 40-49 – Eric Dueno (1st) & Andy Payne (2nd), 50-59 – Douglas Gorton (1st) & Richard Cox (2nd), 60-65 – Bruce Bradshaw (1st) and 65 & Up – Sydney Cochran (1st) and Leon Agullana (2nd). The Overall Male winner was Ridge Harper with a time of 18:30 and the Overall Female winner was Jessica Harrison with a time of 22:11.

Sponsors for the Go for the Green 5K were Ag Pro of Bainbridge, Bayou Plantation, Bella’s Boutique, Dixie Dandy, First Port City Bank, First State Bank of Bainbridge, Flint River Mills Inc., Harvey’s Supermarket, Inland, Memorial Hospital and Manor, Port City Animal Hospital, Reynolds Jeffords Agency, Road ID, Southwest Georgia Farm Credit, Spring Hill Farm, Stone’s Home Centers, Total Petroleum, and Youman’s and Gardner,CPAs.