Any colour as long as it is pur­ple

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

Kids on Broad­way marked Pur­ple Cake Day in style.

Pur­ple Cake Day, on March 1, is a cel­e­bra­tion that arose out of a tragedy.

Last year’s cel­e­bra­tion, the first, was founded by Kiwi widow Emily San­son-re­jouis in hon­our of her three- year- old daugh­ter Zen­zie who wanted to have two pur­ple cakes for her fourth birth­day.

Trag­i­cally, Zen­zie never cel­e­brated her fourth birth­day as she died in the Haiti earth­quake on Jan­uary 12, 2010, along with her fa­ther Em­manuel and her sis­ter Kofie-jade, 5. Mirac­u­lously, the youngest of the three sis­ters, Alyahna, 2, was pulled alive from the rub­ble 22 hours later.

Kids on Broad­way cel­e­brated the sec­ond event in style with young­sters and staff dressed in var­i­ous shades of pur­ple and, thanks to head teacher Janene Love’s artis­tic tal­ents, sport­ing pur­ple cup­cakes painted on their cheeks.

Var­i­ous pur­ple-en­hanced ac­tiv­i­ties filled the day, in­clud­ing mak­ing pur­ple cup­cakes af­ter lunch.

Colour pur­ple: It was pur­ple all the way at Kids on Broad­way as lit­tle ones and staff marked Pur­ple Cake Day on March 1.

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