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Students were in charge of blasting runners with color in the event to benefit Plumas Charter School on May 7. Photo by Lori Hahn

Color Run raises money for Plumas Charter’s new school

Rachel Goings

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Runners enjoyed cool temperatures and sunshine at Plumas Charter School’s Color Run thanks to a break in the late-season weather on Saturday, May 7. The 5k fun run was organized by Mountain Valley Parents Club as a fundraiser for the new school building in Quincy. The profits from the event will go towards landscaping projects around the building.

Starting at Pioneer Park, over 100 racers ventured into the fairgrounds where junior high and high school students  sprayed them with water and blasted them with powered color at different stations around the course. Adults, kids and four-legged friends participated. Ninth-grader Owen Joseph flew past the competition and was the first runner to finish. Others opted to walk the course, keeping pace with younger kids, pushing strollers or chatting with friends.

If you missed the flower-power-themed run this year, the parent’s club said that they hope to make it an annual fundraiser but need more help. MVP Club is looking for parents to join and help plan fundraisers and school events. The next meeting will be Wednesday May, 25, at 5:30pm. Check PCS’ Facebook page for the zoom link.

PCS would like to say thank you to the parent, staff and student volunteers as well as their business sponsors; Awesome Lawson Janitorial, Ben Elledge Painting, Grandma Jane’s Bakery, Gray’s Flower Garden, JF Stump Grinding, Neighbor’s RV Village, Plumas District Hospital and Papa Murphy’s, Amber Donnelly Real Estate, Cal-Sierra Title, DeMartile Automotive, Massage Dream, MiNetworks, Pineapple Tanning and Quincy Natural Foods.

Plumas Charter School operates learning centers in Quincy, Chester and Taylorsville. Learn more at plumascharterschool.org

Rachel Goings is the public relations specialist for Plumas Charter School

 

Quincy Site Director Patrick Joseph pushes his son, Beck, around the course. Photo by Lori Hahn

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