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Oswego City school to celebrate International Walk to School Day on October 4th, 2017

OSWEGO, New York - Charles E. Riley School, Oswego County Health Department, Oswego City Fire and Police Departments, Oswego County Traffic Safety Board and Tobacco Free CNY in Oswego, NY will join schools from around the world to celebrate International Walk to School Day on October 4th, 2017.

Approximately 50 students from Charles E. Riley School will be walking and rolling to school Wednesday along with parents, teachers and community leaders. City Ward Councilors Van Buren and Walker will be leading walking groups along Utica Street along with County Health Director Jiancheng Huang leading the Bunner Street walking group.

The event will begin at 8:00 am with kids, parents and community leaders walking from Utica and Bunner Streets.  Walkers will arrive at the school at 8:30 am. Other special activities associated with the walk include giveaways from local agencies and a proclamation by Mayor Billy Barlow.

Walk to School Day events raise awareness of the need 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 and concern for the environment. The events build connections between families, schools and the broader community.

The event is being organized by Oswego City School District, Oswego County Health Department, Oswego County Traffic Safety Board and Tobacco Free CNY

For additional local information, please contact Jessica McGiff at 315-343-2344 x22.

For additional information, please visit these websites:

Walk to School Day in the USA                                    www.walkbiketoschool.org                        

National Center for Safe Routes to School                        www.saferoutesinfo.org

About International Walk to School Day

Walk to School Day began as a simple idea – children and parents, school and local officials walking to school together on a designated day. It is an energizing event, reminding everyone of the simple joy of walking to school, the health benefits of regular daily activity, and the need for safe places to walk and bike. Schools focus on health, safety, physical activity and concern for the environment.

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