This year’s theme was “Color WAT.” Following the traditional walk, students gathered in the Performing Arts Center parking lot for a dance party featuring colorful powders they could throw in celebration, inspired by Color Run road races. There was indeed plenty of reason to celebrate, as students surpassed their fundraising goal of $95,000 by collecting $131,623.
The classes are competitive and creative in the ways they raise funds. Not only do they ask for sponsorship from friends, family and neighbors, they also host bake sales, car washes, and restaurant kickback nights. In addition, several local companies sponsored this year’s effort, including Ideal Water, Mangia Italiana, Commercial Flooring Systems, Mama’s Pizza, Steier and Associates and Tussey’s Casual Grill.
For their efforts, the students earned not only a significant contribution to their school but also a Halloween movie day, a week of free dress and a free day on Oct. 21.
Thank you to all who supported Color WAT!