ST. ANTHONY, N.L. – The St. Anthony and Area Boys and Girls Club added a little colour over the weekend.
On Saturday, June 16, the club had its first ever Colour Run. The event was held to raise money for its programming.
About 60 people came out to participate in the fun event.
Participants ran, or walked, from the club to Fishing Point Park and back. In each direction, they were doused with colour powder at a number of stations – set up at the Outdoor Shoppe, the Salvation Army Thrift Store, Fishing Point and the government building.
The run helped the club raise nearly $1,500 that will go toward programming.
Salvation Army captain Melanie Rideout and daughter Hannah raised the most money for the walk, taking in a total of $360.
Melanie told the Northern Pen that after the family moved to St. Anthony last summer, the club was a tremendous help for Hannah to adapt to a new community.
After the success of this year’s run, Community Youth Network executive director Carmella Rose said the club hopes to combine the Colour Run with a festival of some sort next year.