Walk to School Day approaches

Students, parents and volunteers from Bonduel Elementary School will be among thousands of people celebrating International Walk to School Day on Oct. 10. The one-day event highlighting the importance of youth fitness and emphasizing traffic safety and environmental concerns is celebrated in more than 40 countries.

Parents are encouraged to walk their children to school on the morning of Oct. 10. Those students who ride the bus to school, with parental permission, will be dropped off at the Bonduel fire station and walk from there. Shawano County and Bonduel police will be on hand. Walkers are encouraged to wear school colors or Bonduel Elementary apparel and will be eligible for prizes.

The event is coordinated by the East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission, Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Shawano Pathways and the Shawano County UW-Extension office. Safety materials, handouts and educational resources can be found online at http://eastcentralsrts.org.