Color run raising funds for playgrounds

The PTO of Fairfield elementary schools is planning a ?Say Yes to Recess? fundraising color run at 3 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Jefferson County Health Center Health Trail.

?We?re currently trying to raise money for new playgrounds at both elementary schools due to most of the equipment being extremely outdated and unsafe,? said Ashley Bowers, vice president of the PTO. ?On Sept. 15, we?ll be having our first color run to raise funds. We?re trying to get the word out that this event is for everyone in the community and surrounding areas, not just elementary families, as these playgrounds will benefit so many. We ... want every dollar earned to go straight toward the playground.?

The color run is for all ages of walkers and runners.

The registration fee is $15, which includes a shirt and swag. Children 4 years and younger are free with a registered adult.

Registration is due by Friday. Sign up online at Those who prefer to pay by check or cash should email Those who register after the Friday deadline cannot be guaranteed a shirt size.