Wednesday, October 5, 2011

National Walk to School Day 10.5.11

It was still dark at 7:00 a.m. this morning, but that didn't stop those interested in participating in National Walk to School Day from meeting on Gresham Street for the walking school bus.

Students from the Elementary and Junior High schools were well represented and eager to walk to school. Some walked to the meeting place while others were dropped off by their parents.

Knowing how important it is to have Safe Routes to School our community leaders and school representatives were on hand to walk with the kids. Those folks included Mayor Mark Bunte, Chief of Police Rudy Supak, Adena Lewis with the Chamber, SISD Superintendent Dr. Rock McNulty, SISD Child Nutrition Director Candy Biehle, Jr. High Principal Andra Sparks, SES Principal Ana Murray, and SRTS organizers of the walk Rebecca Byrne, Judy Bergeron and Jill Strube.

The kids were fantastic and seemed to enjoy the walk. The weather was absolutely perfect and the escort of the Smithville Police Dept. was an added bonus for safety when crossing intersections. The Jr. High Student Council also participated with the support of Stacy Campbell.

We appreciate the support of our community and look forward to other events and activities supporting Safe Routes to School.

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