Ready, set, run … into the cloud of dust. Can this be … fun? Apparently so.
Our staff members love taking care of our guests — and people they don’t even know, in the latter case by taking part in the 2012 Color Run at Portland International Raceway.
The run — in which participants start out in white garb, and receive blasts of colorful chalk dust during their passage so they end up … colorful — raises funds for the benefit of the children in Latin American countries, through the group Child Aid.
Based in Oregon, Child Aid is the best-rated of five nonprofit organizations providing similar services. It earned a four-star rating from Charity Navigator. Of total expenses, 94.7% goes toward programs. And, it should be noted, participants in the Color Run pay for their own soap and water upon returning home.
Hood River Hotel servers Ashley Heck and Whitney Munoz are still smiling, after getting heavily dusted in the 2012 Portland Color Run.
Briana Cantrell ... at her home-style dentist.
Our team has hidden talents. Server Ashley Heck, for example, learned the other day that she might also have potential in the field of dentistry. She was chillin’ with her cousin, Briana Cantrell, 6, when Briana’s loose lower tooth became the center of attention. As in, “How do we get that suckah outta there?”
Ashley first tried to extract it by having Briana bite into an apple. No go. “Athley,” Briana said, “it’th thtill in there.”
So Athley, we mean Ashley, turned to the tool box. Oh, my, did she find a pair of pliers.
Clamp. Yank. Put that tooth under the pillow, Briana.
Next time Ashley shows up at your table and asks if you’d like more coffee, you BETTER say “Yes, Ma’am, whatever you say, Ma’am.”