This time, the setting was The Crossings of Colonie (South Pavilion), 580 Albany Shaker Rd, Loudonville, NY. It was a 2.5 Mile Family Fun Walk. Despite the fact that the weather has been weird lately with hot, cold, rain and sun, things turned out pretty well.
The sponsors came out again with generous giveaways and fun activities. It felt like a fair for the people who showed up between 11-1:30 pm or so with fun, food and a great family atmosphere. We at TheDJservice.com provided a nifty blend of pop music and classics, along with directions and ll to keep things flowing nicely.
We mic’ed a great opening speech before the race with a number of Easter Seals staff and community members on hand, as well as a fourth grade string ensemble that played the National Anthem and also music to start the walk. Sponsors such as Century 21, CVS, Resultz Zumba Dancers, Corporate Wellness Solutions, Amway, Albany Massage Therapy Association, Aflac, Pitbull Kissing Booth, Bub Kat Bounce, and Mass Mutual among others all threw into the hat for this great cause.
During the opening ceremony, however, we watched as an ominous dark cloud of doom inch it’s way toward our party. However, the lurking evil did not strike fear into the determined hearts of our bunch! As fate would allow, we were able to get everything in on my speaker system just before the air horn sounded to open the walk. (After the walk began, a rain sprawl came in, forcing me to run my electrical gear out of harm’s way. Fifteen minutes or so wasn’t enough, however, to scare any walkers home!)
That is right! A little water didn’t stop our walkers. Records at the time of this posting show that $14,834.16 were raised in donations and walk pledges!
While the walk may haves began with a wet start, the rain subsided quick enough to allow comfortable strolling for all!