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Billings club starts National 4-H Week with Clover Fun Run

The run was held at MetraPark
Posted at 6:15 PM, Oct 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-07 16:13:02-04

BILLINGS — National 4-H week started on Sunday and it's a chance to highlight the benefits of the club to six million young people around the country.

The Ruff Riders 4-H Club hosted the Clover Fun Run, which is a 5K run and walk with a course on the MetraPark grounds.

National 4-H Week started as "Club Week" in 1926.

The fun run is now in its second year.

"It's for national 4-H week and it's just to promote 4-H for people who don't do 4-H to come and enjoy 4-H," said Sara Ackerman, a Ruff Riders 4-H member.

"4-H is is just such a wonderful organization for any kids that can be involved," said Kim Ackerman, a 4-H parent. "It also really teaches them life skills. Things like public speaking and greeting one another with a good handshake, and all of those things that are so important in interacting with all sorts of people, from little ones to those who are so much older.'

Clubs across Montana and the country have events to celebrate National 4-H Week, which runs through Oct. 12.