Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy will observe its 12th Walk to School Day on Wednesday, joining students from all 50 states and several other countries in the annual event.
About 300 Enota students are expected to walk to school with parents, teachers and community leaders. The annual walk is expected to include 4,500 events.
School officials said 100 to 150 people have participated in the past few years.
The event promotes walking to school together to promote health, safe walking or biking routes to school, physical activity and concern for the environment.
The Enota event will begin at 7 a.m. with participants walking from Green’s Grocery at 971 Riverside Drive and the Junior League Lodge (former Elks Club) at 1547 Riverside Drive. Walkers are expected to make it to the school at 7:30 a.m.
Participants, invited guests and public safety officials will have a healthy breakfast in the cafeteria.
The Enota PTA is organizing the event. For additional local information, email Alison Toller at firstname.lastname@example.org
Walk to School Day was started in the U.S. in 1997. In 2000, the U.S., Canada and Great Britain joined to create the International Walk to School Day.