- August 20, 2022
Sara Downs, Lily Bertrand and Jaliyh Tarrt, sixth graders at R. Dan Nolan Middle School, stood still as a volunteer poured purple baby powder on them.
Their clothes, faces and hair were already splashed with yellow, blue and pink. They knew wherever they would sit, they would leave a colorful mark.
"My parents just got a new car," Downs said with a laugh, knowing she would be covered in various colors from Nolan's Color Run March 9 when her parents pick her up from school.
The students weren't shy about getting a rainbow of colors dumped all over their hair, face and shirt. They knew it all was to raise funds for school supplies.
Julie Williams, a U.S. history teacher, saw a pair of students who had completely white shirts.
"They're too clean," Williams said while holding two cups of yellow baby powder. "I'm going to get them."
Besides the color run, students were able to enjoy snacks, play cornhole and football and participate in a game of kickball against Nolan Middle staff members.
Scott Jeffers, a student support specialist, was the only person not wearing a Nolan Middle Color Run shirt. Jeffers promised the students if they raised $10,000, he would wear a costume.
Jeffers kept his promise and walked around dressed as a taco, topped with a sombrero.