Viewpoint: Color Dash organizers say thanks
To the Editor:
The 2014 Color Dash was a huge success! 314 dashers from across the Northwoods and beyond ran, walked, strolled and rolled along the 5K course at Rhinelander High School. Our 50 volunteers and 18 sponsors helped put a lot of smiles on faces – and we raised $5,225!
A major thank you to sponsors who helped bring the dash to town: Sark Investments; Aspirus Rhinelander Clinic; WJFW; Trig’s; Andrew Davis, CPA; Sandy Ebben, First Weber Group; Wisconsin Public Service; Peoples State Bank; Roth Family Chiropractic; Shopko; Superior Diesel; Heck Capital Advisors; Rhinelander Tourism Marketing Committee; First National Bank of Park Falls; Press Express, Advanced Disposal; A-1 Septic; and West Side Mini Storage.
A colorful thank you to our Dasher Splashers who demonstrated awesome color delivery techniques: WJFW, Phillips Splashers, Calvary Baptist Church, Central Schooligans, and St. Germainiacs,
An awesome thank you to the Dashers! Completing a 5K is no easy task, but you sure made it look fun—and we hope to see you dashing again next year.
Thank you City of Rhinelander – your downloadable Event Planner showed what steps needed to be taken (street closure, etc.) and the city crews were very helpful; and to the School District of Rhinelander– your staff from communications to grounds to activities was wonderful to work with. A special shout out to Mel’s who sent Al over on a fat tire bike to lead the dashers along the route; and to Coach Tom Schermetzler, who walked that 5K with me when snow was still on it – the dashers loved the field, woods trail and street. And, thanks Acacia Lane Apartment folks who worked with us on the street closure.
Development & Marketing Coordinator
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin