Color Festival A Monster Hit For SPEF!

Hundreds came out to the South Pasadena Unified School District on Saturday for SPEF’s annual Color Festival

PHOTO: DmLemattre | SouthPasadenan.com | Master of Ceremonies, Scott Moe, stands in the center of the crowd to countdown a color throw at SPEF's Color Festival April 21, 2018

The South Pasadena Education Foundation celebrated spring with a burst of color at its third annual Color Festival last Saturday in the South Pasadena Unified School District parking lot. A dynamic Scott Moe was Master of Ceremonies of the big event which saw well over 1500 participants throughout the day.

PHOTO: DmLemattre | SouthPasadenan.com | Festival goers covered in color at SPEF’s annual Color Festival April 21, 2018

Inspired by the Indian spring festival of Holi, the Color Festival is a celebration of spring for all ages that featured music, dancing, food, henna/flash tattoos, games, and vibrant color throws. People were calling it “exuberant!” and “cathartic!”

PHOTO: DmLemattre | SouthPasadenan.com | Master of Ceremonies, Scott Moe, stands in the center of the crowd to countdown a color throw at SPEF’s Color Festival April 21, 2018

Festival-goers were able to purchase small bags of brightly colored cornstarch and invited to play, dance and color each other throughout the day.

PHOTO: DmLemattre | SouthPasadenan.com | Bollywood dancers lead the crowd in a dance workshop at SPEF’s Color Festival April 21, 2018

As part of the celebration, there were organized color throws, in which participants were asked to toss color into the air in unison and tint the sky in pink, purple, orange, yellow, and blue hues.

PHOTO: Bill Glazier | SouthPasadenan.com | South Pasadena Education Foundation officials say Saturday’s 2018 Color Festival was a huge success as hundreds turned out for the big event in the school district parking lot.

The event featured live performances by the cast of Hairspray, the SPMS Dancing Dads and acclaimed Bollywood dancers, along with plenty of food and drinks.

PHOTO: DmLemattre | SouthPasadenan.com | Festival goers doused with color at SPEF’s annual Color Festival April 21, 2018

Admission to the Color Festival was $5 per person. Proceeds from the event will go towards SPEF’s efforts to promote excellence in the local public schools.  The South Pasadena Education Foundation supports all five South Pasadena Public Schools through an annual gift of over $600,000, as well as through the Teacher Direct Grants and Major Grants programs.

PHOTO: DmLemattre | SouthPasadenan.com | Festival goers doused in color and having a blast at SPEF’s annual Color Festival April 21, 2018

The Color Festival was made possible by the generous support of local sponsors: Menchies, Kona Ice, Mamaste Spiceland, Twohey’s, Rastataco, First Financial, Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes, Kids Klub, SMILE HAUS, FSY Architects, Thinkwell Group, Foothill Federal Credit Union, Oculus Optometry, Westcott Printing and ScholarShare529, Morrow & Holman, Thinkwell, Los Angeles Kubb Club, Dentists of South Pasadena, Family Chiropractic Center of South Pasadena, Kim’s Hapkido Martial Arts School, and  Oculus Optometry

 

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