TORI J. NORRIS/THE GREENVILLE STANDARD
Georgiana School is preparing for the annual Walk to School day that is being held on Oct. 5.
Walk to School Day began in the United States in 1997. Organized by the Partnership for a Walkable America, the Walk to School Day spurs visibility for walking to school. This will be the first year that Georgiana School will participate in the event.
Janet Croley, art teacher at Georgiana, says the purpose is more than visibility for walking to school.
“This event brings the school and community together to work to benefit each other and to promote physical activity,” said Croley.
“This is going to be a new activity for us that I hope will be very successful and become an annual function with the school and community.”
Plans have already begun for this event.
“We will have the cheerleaders, football players and members of the band participating,” said Croley.
“I will have signs in various businesses advertising the event and the police department will be helping us.”
The walk to school route will begin at Eastside Baptist Church in Georgiana.
“We will meet at 6:45 and begin walking to school at 7 a.m.,” said Croley.
“We will walk on the right side of the highway to the school.”
Many other schools in the county have participated in this event as well. For more information on Georgiana’s first Walk to School day, please call the school at 334-376-9130.