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Garner Mayor Proclaims Walk to School Day Tomorrow

Town of Garner Mayor Ronnie Williams issued a Garner Walk to School Day Proclamation for Garner to promote walking to school as a way to increase physical activity among children and their families, and he will join families and others on October 3 to recognize International Walk to School Day.

Although students at Timber Drive Elementary are tracked out tomorrow, many will gather at White Deer Park in Garner to walk to school and participate in a variety of activities hosted by the Garner YMCA and the Alexander Family YMCA, WakeMed Health and Hospitals, Safe Kids Wake County, Garner Fire and Rescue and other community partners. Children will be able to participate in a variety of physical activity stations and enjoy a yogurt parfait as part of the fun.


This Walk to School Day event has been spearheaded by two parents who happen to work for WakeMed and the Alexander Family YMCA, but it draws on a variety of partnerships to make it a success. In January, AHA will host a Brains and Bodies Workshop for parents and school administrators about starting a Safe Routes to School program; this event will be featured during the workshop.

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