Elementary kids run in 44th Mini Bloomsday

It all started with ice cream at the drug store


Last updated 5/8/2024 at 8:54am

In the second- and third-grade elite race at last Friday's Mini Bloomsday, Caleb Feeley (left) and Ryder Clark eye each other shortly after the start of the race, with Jayce Bob, Peyton Vera, Linnea Turner, and Chaylee Graves between them. Many of the kids wore red handprint face paint in honor of MMIW, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. - Scott Hunter photo

Hundreds of children took part in a 45-year-old tradition Friday by running races on the grass in perfect weather on the athletic field below Lake Roosevelt Schools.

The first Mini Bloomsday occurred in 1979. The idea came from a first-grade teacher at the time, Carolyn McNeil.

Mrs. McNeil and Mrs. Selle had their first-graders race to Acre's Drug Store, where the owner gave each student a free ic...

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Susan Treu writes:

Thank you for the great historical article about Mini-Bloomsday. What a wonderful tradition for the elementary kids!


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