Daniel Boone Girl Scouts sponsor first Color Run

Daniel Boone Girl Scout Troop #1797 hosted their first Color Run on Saturday, Nov. 4, at Amity Community Park.
Daniel Boone Girl Scout Troop #1797 hosted their first Color Run on Saturday, Nov. 4, at Amity Community Park. Jesi Yost — For Digital First Media
Four-year-old Allison Moyer participates in the Color Run at Amity Community Park on Nov. 4.
Four-year-old Allison Moyer participates in the Color Run at Amity Community Park on Nov. 4. Jesi Yost — For Digital First Media

Daniel Boone Girl Scout Troop #1797 hosted its first fundraising Color Run on Saturday, Nov. 4, at Amity Community Park.

The Troop organized the event to raise funds for a trip to Savannah, Ga. — the birthplace of Girl Scouts — this summer.

“These girls are truly ‘go getters,’ last year they sold over 4,000 boxes of cookies to travel to Washington, D.C., however that trip was a ‘test run’ to bigger and better adventures. They knew that they had to find a way to bring the community together to help them with fundraising,” said Cory Derer, Service Unit Manager of the Daniel Boone Girl Scouts.

After brainstorming over the summer, the Troop decided a 5K Race would be the best way to accomplish their goal.

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“They have been included in all of the planning and hard work it takes to run a major fundraising event, and at 10 and 11 years old nothing has stopped them,” said Derer.

In addition to the race, the event also included community vendors, a bake sale, and a DJ to ensure a good time. The event concluded with the dedication of the “Little Red Mailbox of Hope,” in the memory of Ciara Whitney.

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