The ninth annual Cider Mill Walkathon on Oct. 4 helped raise more than $20,000 for Wilton\u2019s elementary school for third through fifth graders \u2014 and it was a lot more colorful than past years. The walkathon is the culminating event of the school\u2019s annual PTA fund-raiser, during which Cider Mill students and staff walked around the Wilton High School track. \u201cWe had a great walkathon,\u201d said Carolyn Lyon, co-president of the Cider Mill PTA. \u201cThe entire school, kids, teachers, and staff all participated.\u201d Being the school\u2019s ninth annual walkathon, Lyon said, the PTA decided to \u201cchange things up\u201d by adding some \u201ccolor.\u201d As students walked back towards Cider Mill from the high school track, Lyon said, more than 50 walkathon volunteers doused then with color powder. \u201cThe kids, and most of the teachers and staff, really liked the new addition to this year\u2019s walk and turning all different colors,\u201d said Lyon. The money raised through this year\u2019s Cider Mill PTA fundraiser will go to help fund activities and programming at Cider Mill like the fifth grade yearbook, Class Fun Nights for all three grades, and in-school enrichment programming. The money will also be used to fund grant requests to teachers for classroom projects and school-wide initiatives, said Lyon.