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Kelly Elementary Celebrates Annual Walk to School Day

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Kelly Elementary in West Orange, NJ, celebrated International Walk to School Day on October 4, 2017.
International Walk to School Day is an annual global event involving communities from over 40 countries walking and biking to school on the same day. Begun in 1997, the event has become part of a movement for year-round safe streets with record-breaking participation each October.
"Walk to School Day is one of my favorite days of the year," said parent Lori Kapferer, who helped to organize the event and is a member of the West Orange township Pedestrian Safety Advisory Board.
"I love seeing the students, parents, and school staff so excited about walking to school and all of the benefits that come from our morning walk together. Walking to school helps families make connections with each other and our neighbors, explore and make discoveries in our neighborhoods, and start the day active and engaged."
Photos courtesy of Claudia Locricchio.
Cynthia Cumming