BYU-Idaho Radio · Dahlia’s Hope hosts the Color of Hope Festival in Rexburg

The city of Rexburg, BeUtofullness Way by Tami's Salon and inUpowers have come together in support Dahlia's Hope Color of Hope Festival to raise support and awareness for the recovery of sex-trafficking victims. 

“There’s a trafficking problem everywhere, it exists in every state and has become a scourge in our society and there are very few cities of any size that are untouched … wherever there is drug trafficking you can be assured that human trafficking is happening as well,” said Dean Coleman an Idaho representative for Dahlia’s Hope. 

The event will feature a color run where participants will get a T-shirt, colored chalk and a hat. They’ll run through chalk as the colors stain their shirt and hat to create a vibrant collage. 

“It was just an idea of how do we fundraise, how do we do an awareness event that really brings the community together to talk about heavy topics but raise money,” said Kristen Coleman, another Idaho representative for Dahlia’s Hope. 

Other events, such as the most extensive sidewalk art competition in Rexburg, multiple food vendors and other mobile shops, will also take place. 

You can sign up for the event activities and learn more here: