The Transylvania Times -

BES Hosts Community Health Fair And Color Run Fundraiser


April 24, 2017

The Community Color Run, which will raise funds for playground equipment, involves students and volunteers spraying skin-safe powders on the shirts of participating walkers and runners. The cost is $10 to run with your own shirt or $20 to run with an official Color Run shirt.

Brevard and Transylvania County residents and visitors are invited to attend Brevard Elementary School's inaugural Community Health Fair and Color Run Fundraiser on Friday, April 28, from 4 to 7 p.m.

This community health fair, open to the public and completely free, will feature local health organizations providing information about sun safety, quitting smoking, mosquito awareness, dental health and other health issues. In addition, Blue Ridge Community College will be offering free vision screenings.

But the BES Community Health Fair and Color Run Fundraiser is about much more than just learning. It is also about actively participating and building a healthier lifestyle. All who attend are encouraged to be hands-on participants while visiting the booths and exhibits from 4 to 6 p.m.

"We are very excited to have the Brevard College lacrosse and soccer teams, and our local fire and police departments on hand to showcase and teach their talents," said Heather Layton, OPT Interim President. "Our goal is to create a fun and educational event for our community to learn more about how to create a healthier lifestyle. Folks can come and learn pickleball, Ultimate Frisbee, cricket, lacrosse, soccer and field hockey, or try the Fire Department agility test or watch the Police Department Bike Rodeo."

Community Color Run

At 6 p.m., the Com-munity Color Run will commence and will be the primary fundraising event. BES is raising funds to purchase playground equipment that will directly reflect BES' recent A+ Arts Integration award.

"BES and its campus are a part of the community and we want a playground that is not just safer and more up to date, but one that better represents the arts of our community and reflects more of our culture," said April Gaydosh, principal for Brevard Elementary School. "BES recently earned A+ Arts Integration status which distinguishes our school and community from others in the state. We want our playground to stand out too. The plan is to install outdoor instruments to reflect our community's commitment to the arts and music.

"We know that BES is the most visible school in Transylvania County and is used by the community after school, weekends and all summer. That is why we wanted to focus on enhancing the playground to provide a better experience and be a better resource for the community."

To help BES, simply attend, register for and participate in the Community Color Run. The Color Run involves circling the small elementary school track while students and volunteers spray skin-safe powders on the shirts of all walkers, runners, etc. The cost to participate is $10 to run with your own shirt, $20 to run with official Color Run shirt, and $60 for a family or group of 4 to run with official Color Run shirts.

For any who are unable to attend or will not be able to participate in the Color Run, donations via check and payable to BES can be mailed to BES, 399 Greenville Hwy, Brevard NC 28712.

All who register and/or donate will be eligible to win fabulous spot prizes. Spot prizes will be two lawn tickets to the Mountain Song Festival, an entire week of Brevard Ballet summer camp, an entire month of lessons to Etowah Traditional Martial Arts Center, tickets to LAUNCH, Brevard Music Center tickets, Headwaters Outfitters trip, gaming headset from Califone, Sycamore Cycles and Hibbett Sports swag, plus gift certificates from Kiwi Gelato, Old Hickory House, Jordan St. Cafe and more.


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