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.
 

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