No Car, No Bus, No Problem! Students Walk to School for Exercise

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009 at 7:22 am

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Pine City Elementary School students bundled up and instead of getting dropped off at school, they made a Wednesday morning stroll.  The walk from the Civic Center to the Elementary School was for ‘Walk to School Day,’ an effort by Isanti County Active Living to encourage at least 30 minutes of physical activity each day.

Picture 1627Lisa Perlick is the coordinator of the event.  She says Pine City is an ideal place to do a school walk.

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Pine City Principal Dave Arola and players from the Pine City High School football team led the walk which started around 7:30 a.m.

Picture 1630Isanti County received the original grant for the ‘Walk to School Day’ which was given to 25 communities nationwide from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  The county received $200,000 and part of the money is used to reach out to other communities like Pine City.

Perlick:

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Perlick says she hopes to do another Walk to School Day  next year.

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