Montgomery County Celebrates International Walk to School Day on Oct. 5

Walk to School Day 2Montgomery County officials are celebrating International Walk to School Day on Oct. 5th with a walk from Centerway Park to Whetstone Elementary School.

This annual event promotes fun, healthy habits, a cleaner environment and safety.

According to a Montgomery County news release, County Executive Isiah Leggett and Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Smith will be joined by Montgomery County Councilmembers Sidney Katz and Craig Rice, Police Captain Tom Didone, Assistant Police Chief Betsy Davis, Fire Chief Scott Goldstein, Principal Victoria Casey and Whetstone Elementary School students, patrols, staff and parents. Also in attendance will be Watkins Mill high school students who volunteer to help Whetstone Elementary School students as part of the “Safe Walk Home” program, in partnership with the Montgomery County Department of Recreation.

Sponsors of this year’s Walk to School event at Whetstone Elementary School include Safe Kids Montgomery County, AAA Mid-Atlantic’s Foundation for Safety and Education, Federal Express, Montgomery County Department of Transportation, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service, Montgomery County Police, Montgomery County Department of Recreation and Whetstone Elementary School.

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