|WALK TO SCHOOL DAY|
City of Lewisburg – Marshall County Schools
The City of Lewisburg, in cooperation with the Marshall County Schools, is proud to announce the upcoming Walk to School Day to be held Wednesday, October 10, 2012.
This activity held in conjunction with the Tennessee Department of Transportation Safe Route to School’s program, is part of a grant awarded to the City of Lewisburg that includes improvements to sidewalks and crosswalks on Tiger Boulevard and Jason Maxwell/Old Columbia Road. These improvements also include flashing lights, crosswalk warning signs, and pavement markers.
Wednesday’s walk will include students in grades 3 – 8 from Marshall Elementary School and Lewisburg Middle School. Walkers will gather at Westvue Church of Christ and walk to school accompanied by city officials, school staff, community volunteers, and members of the Marshall County High School marching band and MCHS Baseball Team. The Walk to School will begin at approximately 7:45 AM and all community members and parents are invited to participate.
The grant’s goal is to take steps to make pedestrian safety a priority, improve the health and environment risk related to physical inactivity and air pollution, and join together to establish walking and bicycling pathway in our communities.
Mayor Barbara Woods proclaimed the month of October as “International Walk to School Month” and encourages everyone to consider the safety and health of children this month and through the year.