Lewisburg schools participating in International Walk to School Day

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LEWISBURG – A Valley school district is joining children from around the world for an important cause. Students from Linntown Elementary and Donald H. Eichorn Middle School in the Lewisburg School District are invited to join in the celebration of International Walk to School Day Thursday.

Students are encouraged to walk and ride to school that day with friends and parents. A rain date is scheduled for Friday.  The purpose of the event is to raise awareness of the need to create safer routes for walking and cycling. It also emphasizes the importance of issues such as increasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, traffic congestion and environmental concerns.

The event is being organized by Walk It! Bike it! Lewisburg, a local committed of volunteers with a mission to encourage and improve walking and biking in the Lewisburg area. (Matt Catrillo)

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