You see a lot of orange and black leading up to Halloween, but last fall was even more colorful in Mountain View, Mo.
On Saturday, Oct. 25, Mercy St. Francis Hospital hosted its first Halloween Hustle/5K Run/Walk at the Mountain View Football Field (located just south of the Mountain View Public Library at 125 Oak St.).
Instead of spooky attire, organizers took a page from The Color Run’s playbook. “We had color packets and Halloween Hustle t-shirts available for purchase at the event,” said organizer Laurie Strosnider, Human Resources Assistant with Mercy St. Francis Hospital.
Proceeds of $1,943 were given to the Mountain View Good Samaritan Clinic, which has provided much-needed medical and dental services to the uninsured for more than a decade.
“The clinic serves patients in counties throughout Missouri regardless of income,” Strosnider added. “Not did the Halloween Hustle benefit a great cause, it also promoted community health.”