15,000 Children Walk to School in Glendale, CA!!
October 29, 2012 Leave a comment
What do smiling faces, rosy cheeks and healthy heart beats have in common?
These are all signs of children having fun and enjoying a healthy and safe walk to school!
On the morning of Wednesday, October 3rd smiles were seen throughout the neighborhoods of Glendale and La Crescenta as the City of Glendale celebrated WALKTOBER – International Walk-to-School Day! An estimated 15,000 (if not more) students, parents, and volunteers walked to school, with all 29 Glendale Unified Schools and 4 private schools participating. With a grand total of 33 schools this was the largest organized Walk-to-School Day event in the State of California!
This annual event is funded through the City of Glendale’s Safe Routes to School Program, and was collaboratively sponsored and organized by the City of Glendale, Glendale Unified School District, The Glendale Council PTA, Glendale Police and Fire Departments, and WALK BIKE Glendale. WALK BIKE GLENDALE provided 21 adult volunteers to assist the large groups of students and families walking to school throughout the city.