Event has Halloween on the run
Frankenstein, his lovely bride and other Halloween characters raced their way up a hill and past an apple bobbing stand before crossing the finish line at the first annual Transylvalley Trot Saturday evening. By Ivy VogelPost Independent StaffFrankenstein, his lovely bride and other Halloween characters raced their way up a hill and past an apple bobbing stand before crossing the finish line at the first annual Transylvalley Trot Saturday evening.Kendra Carpenter put the race together to raise money for a new bus route that will take students up and down the hill at the Colorado Mountain College Spring Valley campus.The route will use RFTA buses but has nothing to do with the RFTA tax, said Carpenter.Colorado Mountain College has budgeted the bus route and needs funds to finance the service, Carpenter said.Carpenter doesn’t know how much money was raised. Not all of the eighty people who registered for the race showed up but Carpenter was happy with the turnout.Racers were encouraged to stop at the halfway mark to bob for apples floating in cold water.Most of the runners passed on the apple bobbing – the air was freezing, and stopping decreased the runners’ chances of winning a prize – but two girls stepped up to the plate and submerged their heads in the water.”Now my head is burning,” said Angela Hassett, a student at CMC, after coming up with an apple in her mouth.Dressed like Caesar and Jane Jetson, Ben and Jen Brennan skipped the apple bobbing because they wanted to get down the hill as quickly as possible.”This is the first time we’ve done a Halloween run,” said the Brennans. “We like running and we love Halloween, so we did this run.”Contact Ivy Vogel: 945-8515, ext. firstname.lastname@example.org
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