The event was called "Color For Tessa" and was so creative and had such a great feeling about it. It started with a "Splash of Color 5K" and 1 mile kid's run where people were splashed with powdered color during and after the race. SO FUN!! Afterward, race participants and anybody who wanted to were invited to a "COLOR Festival" that included music, food, a silent auction, raffle prizes, games for the kids, and pony and train rides, as well as the baby animals at the American West Heritage Center. In the evening there was a "COLORS Concert" put on by the band COLORS!! I couldn't believe all of the fun things planned and put together on such short notice!
|Can you believe all of these runners?! The turnout was amazing!|
|Aunt Taro took most of these great pics and really helped out with the kids throughout the day.|
|Starting the race with the air horn|
|Evan ran a good 100 yards of the mile before Taryl had to carry him :)|
|Mid-race Color Station|
|Finish Line!! 1 mile in just under 20 minutes!! Good job Evan!!|
I arrived at the AWHC at 8am and didn't sit down until I was in the car leaving the party at 3pm! I had one of the best times of my life!! It was like a combination family, high school, and college reunion! I saw so many old friends and family I hadn't seen in years. Plus I met a lot of new friends too!
|Adam's cousins and friends with Mykelle and Evan|
|Can you just hear Mykelle's evil laugh??|
|Not in the face!!|
|The kids seemed so surprised they were allowed to throw powder on other people and even MOMMY |
without getting into trouble!
|What a beauty huh?|
|High school friends!|
|Taryl gave me a colorful tacky BFF gift the night before the big day :)|
I am so very grateful to the people who organized this even and all of the individuals who donated auction and raffle gifts, time, money and talents. There were many businesses that donated gifts and services that were wonderful!! And the Colors band coming together for a concert for ME!! So cool! Cache Valley is a community I'm proud to claim and call my own. Thank you so much for all that was done and continues to be done on my behalf. I am and will be forever grateful to all who made Color for Tessa so wonderful and hope to to pay forward the love and goodness shown to me. Thank you!