C.E. Rose hosted their first color run on Nov. 22. It was held on the inner field of the track. The student council introduced and hosted the color run. The color run was for students in 3rd through 5th grade.
This was a fundraising event for the school—all participants paid $3. There was also a snack bar for students and staff. All funds raised benefit other events that will be held later in the school year. Students were instructed to wear old clothes so they would not damage their school uniforms.
There were four different obstacles the students ran through. Volunteers from the yearbook, student council and other eighth graders from Ms. Kennedy’s and Mr. Washington’s class helped make different colored powders to throw at students. The colored powder was a mixture of cornstarch, water and food coloring. Members of the student council set up the different obstacles. Volunteers also stayed afterward to clean up the area.
According to the volunteers, “Students who attended...say it was a lot more fun than they thought it would be, and hope to do another similar event.”
Student council leader Ms. Kennedy says, “The students decided to do the color run and organized it basically by themselves. I was able to facilitate and chaperone and make announcements regarding the color run. It was a great event; very successful.”