|Many make ‘Walk to School’ day successful|
|Written by Pam Taylor|
|Monday, October 15, 2012 8:20 PM|
Lawrenceburg Community School Corporation participated in Walk to School Day this year for the first time since the event was introduced in the United States in 1997.
We had about 320 kids walk to school, most of whom had to get up an hour earlier than usual; we also had about 80 adult volunteers who walked with the kids, served as crossing guards, helped get all the kids fed when they arrived on the school campus, transported heavy book bags, or cheered the walkers as they arrived at school.
It was an awesome sight to see all those kids
walking through our communities with smiles on their faces.
That’s what it was all about; encouraging healthy lifestyles and building community.
Our Walk to School would not have been the huge success it was without help from many individuals and organizations. If you helped in any way, please know your help was very much appreciated.
Thanks to the following organizations who donated money or items for the event: UCB Charitable Foundation, Lawrenceburg Eagles, Tri Kappa Sorority, Batesville Products, Inc., American Electric Power, Dearborn County Young Professionals Group, LPS-CES PTO, Dearborn County Extension Office, American Legion Post 239, ConAgra Foods, Gordon Food Services, Bright Christian Church, Ardagh Group (Anchor Glass), American Cancer Society, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, and Ohio Valley Screenprinters.
If we forgot you in this list, please know that your donation was very much appreciated.
Special thanks go to the city employees of Lawrenceburg and Greendale who made sure our kids and volunteers had safe routes to school: police officers, firemen, city managers, and mayors all helped to make this a special event.
We are fortunate to live in communities that have safe routes to school; let’s continue to take advantage of that.
And keep your walking shoes warmed up for Walk to School Day 2013!