LMS students, parents, and staff gathered at the Kentucky Horse Park Saturday for the CASA Superhero Run. This is no ordinary 5K fundraiser, because CASA is no ordinary non-profit. CASA of Lexington provides volunteer advocates for abused and neglected children in Fayette County as they move through the family courts. As they say: Every child needs a hero, but abused children need superheroes.
Our kids donned capes and tested their speed in a 1K fun run, while the adults (plus a toddler in a stroller!) took on the 5K. We participated in several costume contest categories, and won a few prizes!
If you were to ask the kids what they enjoyed most, I don’t know whether they’d pick the carnival (games! inflatables! face painting!), all the yummy foods (pizza! Dippin Dots! donuts!), or meeting their favorite comic book and movie characters. Superheroes from all franchises and even Disney Princesses were present to pose for pictures.
Once again LMS took the top prize for largest school group. Unfortunately, most of our team members had left the festival by the time they presented the trophy, so we only had three kids on hand to claim the prize. Be sure to check out our Spiderman trophy the next time you’re in the office! And shout-out to the Stockburger Kemp family, who took home a couple of prizes this year, including second place in the baby costume contest, and second place in the family costume category.
Beyond the carnival games, festival foods, and prizes, our school made a big impact in the community Saturday. Thanks to our generous friends and family, the LMS team raised $400 in donations for CASA. I am so proud of how our little community can make a big impact for Fayette County’s most vulnerable children. Thank you to each and every family who came out to support this event.
I don’t know about you, but I’m already looking forward to next year’s event. I hope you bring your family and join our league of superheroes in 2020!
Leanne Mallory, LMS Parent Board