Newington students enjoy first-ever Color Run and Community Fun Night

Published on Friday, 30 September 2022 12:08
Written by Erica Drzewiecki


NEWINGTON – Families and staff had a colorful evening recently outside Martin Kellogg Middle School.

Smiles, laughter and lots of fun were had behind the Harding Avenue school Sept. 21, during MKMS’ first-ever Color Run and Community Fun Night.

“The event was amazing,” School and Community Coordinator Kiersty Kastner-Burr told the Herald. “To hear the students laugh and have so much fun was so great.”

The event was organized in an attempt to renew school spirit at the beginning of the 2022-23 school year, following a trying last two years amidst the covid-19 pandemic.

The experience proved to be extraordinary, as everyone enjoyed themselves thoroughly.

“It was a great success and the students had a blast,” Kastner-Burr said. “After the past few years of uncertainty, our staff and students are off to a great start to the new year. To be able to celebrate that and come together as a community was so fun.”

In addition to the color run, MKMS students had a blast dropping their teachers and Principal Jason Lambert into a dunk tank. A ball tossed at a target dropped the latch, releasing the person sitting on a board above into the chilly depths.

There was also an inflatable obstacle course, a DJ playing music and food trucks on-site.

While there aren’t any more color runs planned at MKMS – at least for the near future – the school community has lots of other fun events to look forward to later this year.

These include book fairs, a student and staff drama production and student and staff basketball games.

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Posted in Newington Town Crier, Newington News on Friday, 30 September 2022 12:08. Updated: Friday, 30 September 2022 12:11.