Foto Feature: Project Community’s sixth annual Color Run returns after two-year hiatus

Project Community held its sixth annual Color Run on Sunday to support ongoing local initiatives for youth, families and members of the community. The event was postponed for two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but Sunday morning, the streets around Siwanoy Elementary School were covered with colored powder and community members of all ages running to the finish line. The event had more than 700 participants, giving it the biggest turnout yet.

“It was a great celebration for the community to share a fun-filled event while helping an organization dedicated to addressing gaps in knowledge to prevent social isolation for children with special needs and work with teens to address anxiety, depression and possible tragedy,” said Dr. Anne Frost, founder and president of Project Community.

All proceeds raised by the event will be put back into Project Community’s efforts to support teens and community members deal with health issues such as binge drinking, sexual assault and mental health.

“I have to give credit to Jen Caiola and Stephen Dolan who were the primary organizers for the color run,” said David Frost, Project Community board member. “It was great just to get everybody outside together. We’ve had a shortage of the ability to come together due to Covid these past two years, and the color run allowed the community to do something fun while supporting a great cause.”