Prairie parents and kids turn out big for inaugural Prairie Pride 5K

It was a veritable teeming den of Prairie Panthers at the start of Saturday’s inaugural Prairie Pride 5K, one of three fundraising events the Prairie PTA will be putting on this year.

Things got off to a fast start with a number of the shorter-legged Panthers dashing across the start line for the 1 mile fun run, followed but some of their upper-class brethren and parents heading out for the 5K, which ran along a beautiful course through quiet Prairie Village and Fairway neighborhoods.

Proceeds from the event went to benefit the Prairie Fund, which pays for educational services and materials not covered in the school’s district budget.