Charlene Paparizos, 440-247-4363

Safe Routes hosts annual walk

The 10th Annual Walk to School – Walk to Town Day was held Friday in the Village of Chagrin Falls. More than 450 students (over 70 percent) from the Chagrin Falls Intermediate and Middle schools participated in this community event, organized by Safe Routes Chagrin.

Middle and intermediate school students started their day by walking to school and enjoyed Einstein Bros. Bagels. In the afternoon, students paraded to town with “The Chicken,” Safe Routes Chagrin’s mascot, and teams walked to town to the Chagrin Falls Masonic Temple to participate in a scavenger hunt to sites throughout town where Chagrin Falls Historical Society volunteers told them about the history of Chagrin Falls.

Students also participated in the Fun Fitness Fair in Riverside Park. There, they enjoyed healthy food, prizes and many movement related activities and games provided by local merchants.

Students ended the day with a prize ceremony, with many winning gift cards to local stores so that they can return to town to shop locally and enjoy the downtown area.

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