Georgia Northwestern Hosts Plant Sale, Color Flow Run/Walk This Weekend

Friday, April 11, 2014

Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) will host two events this weekend with the annual Spring Plant Sale on Friday and Saturday, and the 5th Annual Ultrasound 5k Color Flow Run/Walk on Saturday. 

The Spring Plant Sale, sponsored by GNTC’s Horticulture program, will be held from noon to 6 p.m. on Friday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. The sale will take place at the greenhouses located across from GNTC’s Floyd County Campus, next to the Woodlee Building. All proceeds from the plant sale will benefit the Horticulture program at GNTC. Items being sold include shrubs, ferns, woody plants, annuals, perennials, sun plants, and shade plants. There also will be a great selection of vegetable plants including tomato, pepper, cucumber, and more. 

The 5K Color Flow race will begin at 9 a.m. and the walk will begin at 9:30 a.m. at Georgia Highlands College’s Paris Lake in Rome. The event is a ‘color flow run’ which means that volunteers will toss colored powder at participants during the race and walk. Participants may register on the day of race for $30. T-shirts, race numbers, and a map of the course will be available on the day of the race. Parking will be available on the campus of GHC. 

Participants are encouraged to cover their hair, wear eye protection, and use a small towel over their mouth when running through color zones. The color will wash out of most clothing; however participants should wear something that they consider disposable. Participants should wear a white T-shirt, bring a change of clothes, and use a dry towel to clean up after the race.



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