James E. Taylor High School Student Organizations Host Color for a Cause 5k Fun Run and Raise $10,000 for The Arc of Katy

Katy, Texas – The air was cool and crisp, and the morning was still dark at 5:30 a.m. on a Saturday when students from James E. Taylor High School’s National Honor Society and Future Business Leaders of America met in the school’s parking lot.  They were there to set up the track, that later that morning, would be filled with runners registered for the school’s second annual Color for a Cause 5K Fun Run.

arcofkaty-1Color stations were put in place, vendors would soon be there to set up their areas, registration tables were set up, and volunteers were given instructions and then sent to staff their posts all along the track. Walkers and runners donated money to participate in the fun event with proceeds going to The Arc of Katy, a non-profit organization that provides programs for teens and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

When the race started at 8:00 a.m., a burst of colors flew into the air as several hundred runners and walkers took off to conquer the 5k distance. As they progressed through the 5k loop, they passed through several color stations where they were met by volunteers ready to douse them with bright colors of non-toxic corn starch which brightened up their white Color for a Cause t-shirts.

arcofkaty-3According to Carolyn Kares, Chairperson of the Program Committee for The Arc of Katy, “Fun was had by all, and The Arc of Katy was awarded a $10,000 check from funds raised through the event.  The Arc of Katy thanks these high school students, their teachers, and the participants of the fun run for giving their time and financial contribution in this great cause.”

Kares said The Arc of Katy will use the funds to support its summer day camp for adolescents and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

For more information on The Arc of Katy, please go to www.thearcofkaty.org.  For more information about Taylor High School’s National Honor Society and Future Business Leaders of America, please go to www.taylorhs.org and click on Students, then Clubs and Organizations.

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Joseph Menslage

As the President and Publisher of Katy and Fort Bend Christian Magazines, Joe Menslage is committed to covering social and political news from a Christian worldview. He founded Katy Christian Magazine in 2005, which swept the greater Houston and Katy areas like a storm. That’s when Joe realized the urgent need for publications willing to give voices to the voiceless, without political correctness or censorship. Joe Menslage founded sister-publication Fort Bend Christian Magazine in 2014. Prior to creating Katy Christian Magazine, Joe Menslage led a colorful life. He was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, spent a great deal of his childhood in Colorado, and lived in a couple of other states before he moved to Houston in 1981. Joe was God-gifted with an entrepreneurial mind, and self-started other business ventures before he found his calling. In Joe’s words, our innate talents are given by the Lord, and are meant to be used to serve the Lord. Aside from being a President and Publisher, Joe Menslage is also the co-founder of Katy Christian Chamber of Commerce, where Christians can network, build business connections, listen to passionate speakers, and enjoy monthly breakfasts and lunches. Joe Menslage also hosts a weekly political satire YouTube channel. Joe Menslage has four children. Outside of work, he enjoys hiking, watching zombie movies and K dramas, ax-throwing and Krav Maga.