MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Austin Road Elementary and SEPTO held one of the most colorful fundraisers imaginable at the school on Saturday, April 22.  Called the “Color Run,” students run through a premade course—a distance of a little less than a mile.  Spread throughout the course are stations containing buckets of colored powder.  As the kids pass each station (a different color at each one), the colored powder was thrown on them by teachers. At the end of the race, the kids looked like a big rainbow swirl!

The event combined good health and exercise with color and fun.  To take part in the Color Run, each child had to raise a minimum of $30.  That earned the youngsters a shirt, color pack and bag.  Some of the kids raised hundreds of dollars. 

The money collected for the school will be used for a number of activities and programs for the students.