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For Immediate Release: 9/9/2013

Residents Encouraged to Participate in Walk to School Day October 9; Organize an Event or Take Part in One at a Neighborhood School

Looking for a healthy way to start the day? Join thousands of students, parents and community members throughout Montgomery County in celebrating the simple act of walking or bicycling to school on International Walk to School Day, Wednesday, October 9. Last year, 47 schools in the County participated.

International Walk to School Day was founded in 1997 as a way to bring community leaders and children together to promote more walkable communities, safer streets for walking and biking, healthier habits and cleaner air. For those who would like to participate but live too far from school to walk, drive part of the distance, park and then walk the rest of the way.

This year, the County’s focus school for the event will be Kensington Parkwood Elementary Schoo, 4710 Saul Road, Kensington.

For more information about Walk to School Day or organizing an event at a local school, contact Nadji Kirby, 240-777-7169 or nadji.kirby@montgomerycountymd.gov or visit the County’s website.

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Release ID: 13-265
Media Contact: Esther Bowring 240-777-6507

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