International Walk to School Day
October 28, 2013
The Francis Scott Key Lions Club recently partnered with other volunteers to
help North Frederick Elementary School celebrate “International Walk to School
Day.” Volunteers were posted at crosswalks near the school to greet the students
and their parents on their way to school and give them bags with information
about pedestrian and bicycle safety, small gifts (such as pencils and stickers),
and a coupon that they could redeem at the end of the school day for a prize.
Over 80 bags were distributed to NFES students during the event. National Walk
to School Day began in 1997 as a project of the Partnership for a Walkable
America to create an awareness of the need for walkable neighborhoods and
communities; it became International Walk to School Day in 2000 when the United
States, Canada, and the United Kingdom joined together. Participation worldwide
has led to October being named Walk to School Month. The project promotes safe
walking routes for students, walking as a healthy—as well as environmentally
green--way to begin the day. Over 40 countries recognize International Walk to
School Month. The FSK Lions meet the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at
the Barbara Fritchie Candystick Restaurant, 1513 West Patrick Street, Frederick.
For additional information on the FSK Lions or on becoming a Lion, visit
www.fsklions.org or contact Membership
Chairman Darlene Aulls at 301/662-2360.