Cool temperatures, a gray sky and wet grass didn’t stop about 160 people from participating in Westby’s Homecoming Hue Hustle Saturday morning. The run/walk, which was sponsored by the Westby Area High School cross-country teams, included a color run and kicked off Homecoming week.
Prior to the start of the event, cross country coach Brian Huebner reminded everyone it wasn’t a race; however, there was a running clock on the scoreboard if they wanted to keep track of their own time. Participants could make one, two or three loops on the 1.3-mile course, which took them through the school grounds in Westby.
At the color tent, volunteers tossed brightly colored powdered dye on participants’ white T-shirts, while Disney music played, in keeping with Homecoming’s Disney theme.
A final color toss was held in the discus area of the track. Following the final color toss, Dave Nelson, assistant cross country coach, used a leaf blower to clean off excess dye from participants’ clothing so the dye wouldn’t be transferred to their vehicles’ interiors.
Homecoming week ends Saturday night with a dance in the high school cafeteria. The annual parade is Friday at 1:30 p.m., with a pep assembly to follow.