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'Outspoken for 4-H' begins ride in Chester

June 28, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

CHESTER - The 10th annual "Outspoken for 4-H" bike ride began The World's Largest Teapot June 13.

Teresa Miller Holzapfel, Alec James, Ronald James and Susan James participated, representing Hancock County.

Ronald James is a 4-H parent and volunteer and said the event is an opportunity to help 4-H while doing something with his wife and son.

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RIDING FOR 4-H — Twenty-eight riders, accompanied by 15 support crew members rode in support of 4-H as part of “Outspoken for 4-H,” a fundraising bike ride that began June 13 at The World’s Largest Teapot in Chester and finished at June 16 Jackson’s Mill State 4-H Camp. -- Contributed

"Our children were raised in 4-H, and I saw the positive impact and opportunities that 4-H has provided," he said.

The Chester Police Department escorted the 28 riders and 15 support crew members were escorted through town and the Tomlinson Run State Park, and then the Weirton Police Department escorted them through the city and into Brooke County.

The ride finished at the Jackson's Mill State 4-H Camp June 16.

For information about "Outspoken for 4-H", visit or contact James Grantham at

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