History of Welsh Prairie Livewires 4-H Club & Shamrock Shuffle 5K RUN/WALK
In 1929, Mr. H.A. Hovde took office as the first Columbia County Extension agent and started organizing 4-H clubs in the area. Welsh Prairie Livewires 4-H Club was among the first in 1930, with about 42 members.
After 85 years, the Welsh Prairie Livewires (WPL) are still true to their roots with over 32 families and 57 members in the 4-H Club. 4-H provides a variety of educational and volunteer opportunities for the members and leaders alike.
In 2013, the Shamrock Shuffle 5K Run/Walk made its debut for the club. The race which starts at the Cambria Fire Station was well received by the community and surpassed expectations.
Raising over $5,500 in 2014, the funds were given to Columbia County – Prevent Suicide. This event has become the signature fundraiser for the club with all proceeds going to charitable cause voted on by the members.
The success of this FUNdraiser is made possible by the collective community effort of the generous sponsors, families and 4-H Club. This combined commitment is what makes the Shamrock Shuffle such an outstanding event.
Help us in promoting healthy, active living and join us for a fun, positive event for the entire community...the Shamrock Shuffle 5K Run/Walk!