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Crestwood Elementary and Magnolia Middle Schools Celebrate International Walk to School Day

Crestwood Elementary and Magnolia Middle Schools will be joining other schools from around the world to celebrate International walk to School Day on October 5, 2011.

Approximately 150 students from Crestwood and 200 Magnolia students will be walking to school Wednesday along with parents, teachers, and community leaders.

 Crestwood Elementary students, parents, and teachers will line up at 7 a.m. in the old Village Fair Mall parking lot on 22nd Avenue between Fred's and the new Police Station. From there, the group will walk down 22nd Avenue to Crestwood Elementary with a police escort.

Magnolia Middle School students, parents, and teachers will begin walking at 7:30 a.m. There will be stations for students to stop by to pick up goodie bags that include granola bars, juice, pencils, and more at the corner of 23rd Avenue and 24th Street and 14th Avenue and 24th Street. The walkers are expected to arrive at Magnolia by 8:05 a.m.

Walk to School was established in the U.S. in 1997 to create safer routes for walking and bicycling and emphasize the importance of issues such as increasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, traffic congestion, concern for the environment and building connections between families, schools, and the broader community.

In the United States, International Walk to School Day is expected to be celebrated at over 3,500 events at participating schools. Walkers from the U.S. will join children and adults in 40 countries around the world.

For more information on International Walk to School in the U.S., please visit www.walktoschool.org.

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