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Park Avenue School students painted with colors of the wind
May 11, 2017 at 1:53 a.m.
Still filled with energy after the colors ran dry, 8-year-old Daniel Leruc of Avon Circle jumps hurdles on the Port Chester High School field.
A Park Avenue student takes a blast of purple right to her face.
Nearly 50 kids and adults pack themselves in front of the Color-A-Thon archway – most of them were too eager to douse themselves in paint dust before the race began!
Surprise! A boy dumps red paint into a mother’s hair who is stealing a kiss from her son.
Three-year-old Leila Vakil of West Glen Avenue wasn’t running, but she was having fun making sure the road, and herself, were painted pink.
Is that a girl or a rainbow with legs? Not an inch was spared on 7-year-old Mary Mateus, who was coated in red, pink, orange and yellow. She decided to repay the favor by swiping a bottle filled with red chalk dust.
Volunteers, such as Madeline Saunders, didn’t want the runners to be the only ones covered in color. She made sure to throw the dust at everyone.
The first lap of the run was over, but the rainbow tie-dying had only just begun.
Park Avenue third grader Yvonne Santiago makes sure her mother’s friend Shelby Camardella has enough color on her face before the race even begins. The 8-year-old was more than willing to put an orange handprint right on the Port Chester resident’s cheek.
Runners outside Park Avenue School are painted with all the colors of the wind during the PTO’s Color-A-Thon on Sunday, May 7, which raised over $3,000 for the school. The funds are expected to go towards field trips, assemblies, Fun Day, orientations, graduations and scholarships. PHOTO STORY BY CASEY WATTS