While the 6th Annual Day of the Dead 5K has passed, Oakwood is once again excited to have been a part of a long going collaboration! This year, runners and walkers geared up and headed through a course with the cemetery being a large part. Many painted their faces in decorative sugar skulls and still others opted for more contemporary styles. The event allows many families to dress up and run, but it also raises money for the Brentwood Boys & Girls Club so that children can have access to school supplies and activities to enhance learning and creativity. Some of the children from this club even came out to run in the race and contributed to the sugar skull posters used to help runners and a few lost “souls” reaching the finish line.
Local downtown restaurant, Centro, also set up an even more elaborate table of remembrance compared to last year’s. The table, known as ofrenda honors those who have passed on such as ancestors and friends.
Keep an eye for 2017 Centro Day of the Dead 5K! And remember, we are always looking for amazing volunteers who help make these events so successful!