Bloomsdale Elementary Hosts 2022 Betty’s Color Splash

Recently, Bloomsdale Elementary Running Club teamed up with the Ste. Genevieve County Community Center, the Ste. Genevieve Chamber of Commerce and NJHS to host the first annual Betty’s Color Splash 1 Mile Fun Run at Bloomsdale Elementary!

This run was organized and held in memory of SGHS alumna and former Bloomsdale Elementary teacher Bethany Bequette. The initiative helped to support a scholarship in Bethany’s memory at Ste. Genevieve High School. The event raised $1,000 for the scholarship, which was awarded to senior Drew Newman. This scholarship was based upon kindness and school spirit, both of which Drew personifies!

Students, families and community members participated in the 1-mile walk/run course laid out around Bloomsdale Elementary. NJHS student volunteers tossed colored powders on the participants, and at the end of the walk and run, all participants threw color in the air together to celebrate Bethany. 

The Bloomsdale Elementary Run Club was launched with more than 40 third, fourth and fifth grade students who challenged themselves, learned coping skills, built character education and worked hard to help organize the event.

The Run Club would like to thank the following sponsors:


  • Brix Urban Winery and Market

  • Bethany’s Beleibers

  • Reclaimed Concepts

  • Co-Products Specialists

  • SGHS Student Council

  • Mimi

  • Kennedy’s Catchall and Auction House

  • David and Julie Bova

  • Sharon Hasty ReMax Best Choice

  • Deb Says Sew

  • Belle Ever After Boutique

  • Crafty Girl

  • Carl Kinsky, Attorney at Law

  • Zell Jaycees

  • Mid America Rehab 


  • Bequette Family

  • Reuther Ford

  • Good News Community Church

  • Kona Ice of Mid Mississippi River Valley

  • HSB Advisors - Matt Schweigert

  • Maid for Perfection

  • Eleven Eleven Catering

  • Gansner Excavating and Grading


  • Gravick Ranch

  • Missouri Alliance Mutual Insurance

  • Yepez Orthodontics

  • Working Class Home Repair

  • The Grein Family

  • Geri Diesel


  • Marina’s Hair and Color

  • Mark and Theresa Ruopp

  • Lori Roth

  • 6 Pack Trucking

The Run Club would also like to thank all of the faculty and staff and families who helped to make this event possible. Bethany’s father, Terry Bequette, wrapped up the event by thanking all who had a hand in holding this Color Splash for Bethany— he shared that she would have absolutely loved this event.

The following individuals earned awards during the event! Congratulations to the following:

Overall Male:

  • 1st: Colin Haines

  • 2nd: Jackson Browne

  • 3rd: Tristan Rapp

Overall Female

  • 1st: Ashley Viox

  • 2nd: Alicia Viox

  • 3rd: Madison Lappe

3-9 Male

  • 1st: Lincoln Browne

  • 2nd: Zander Murray

  • 3rd: Teagan Lurk

3-9 Female

  • 1st: Sofia Surtin

  • 2nd: Lily Roth

  • 3rd: Anna Rhodes

10-19 Male

  • 1st: Jaxen Burr

  • 2nd: Connor Dorenkamp

  • 3rd: Rhett Murphy

10-19 Female

  • 1st: Vivienne Haines

  • 2nd: Josie Guilford

  • 3rd: Maleeyah Bates

20-39 Male

  • 1st: Logan Pfaff

  • 2nd: Charles Finley

  • 3rd: Derek Grein

20-39 Female

  • 1st: Cassie Portell

  • 2nd: Jennifer Dorenkamp

  • 3: Alissa Elliott

40 and Up Male

  • Jess Haines: 1st