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The elementary school held its annual family-friendly Color Dash, an event that is open to the community

KRISTEN WOHLERS - Participants toss their powdered paint packets.KRISTEN WOHLERS - Grace Robinson enjoys a shaved ice after the event.It is not often hundreds of people come out to voluntarily drench themselves in paint and paint-like substances, but that's exactly what happened at the Eccles Color Dash.

To the delight of the approximately 200 people who had previously registered and walk-up participants, the sun showed up at Eccles field on Thursday, May 2 for the Parent Teacher Association's third-year event.

The proceeds from the dash go to help fund Eccles PTA events like the artist in residency, field trips, outdoor school and more.

"It's a little bit of a fundraiser, but mostly it's just a fun, family event," said Eccles Principal Andy McKean.

So around the field the kids and families went, sprayed with paint along the way. Then participants gathered together to release packets of powdered paint that would complete the rainbow look.



Eccles Color Dash

Each year, more and more people have joined in on the Color Dash fun, and organizers including teacher Beth Smidt hope to have an even greater turnout next year. The event is open to everyone in the community. The registration fee is minimal and includes a t-shirt and powdered paint packet to toss for added fun.


Kristen Wohlers
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