Posted: Oct 3, 2012 5:47 PM by Adam Bell
Updated: Oct 3, 2012 5:54 PM
The snow and cold was not enough to stop Anderson School Students from being a part of Walk to School day this morning.
The annual event had the whole school involved, walking along Cottonwood road. Founded in 1997, Walk to school day was designed to bring the community together to build awareness of the need for communities to be more walkable. For Anderson school in particular, finding safe routes to school is a top priority, as the community works to raise $50,000
8th grader Kelsey Burcham says "Cars drive by really fast and there's ditches, and not a lot of driveways for you to pull into to let them pass and so you just worry about falling into the ditch and hurting yourself.
"Cottonwood road is busy, and so there is a lot of cars. I don't know, someone just recently got hit," adds 8th grader Silas Schwarz.
Anderson School Board Chair, Cynthia Lencioni, says "We have such a beautiful community out here, and it's a shame that kids can't get out of cars and busses and get to school on their own, whether it's on foot or on bike or even on cross country skis."
The school has already been awarded a $40,000 federal transportation grant toward this trail system.