SPOTSWOOD, NJ - It's International Walk-to-School Day, but the hot question of the morning was, "Do you want to build a snowman?" Yes, the announcement was made by Helmetta Mayor Chris Slavicek this morning naming the play chosen for this year's Appleby Drama Club's annual spring production. This year's fifth graders will be performing Disney's "Frozen Junior."
Slavicek joined other Spotswood School District students, parents, Spotswood PTA volunteers and members of the Spotswood Police Department on the October 2 walk to school. He made the highly anticipated announcement at one of the Appleby School's walking school bus stops.
The Spotswood PTA organized walking school buses to allow Memorial, Appleby and Schoenly students who typically ride the bus or get dropped off to walk to school. This morning's walk also featured a poster making contest about the benefits or walking or biking to school.
The first Walk-to School Day was organized by the Partnership for a Walkable America back in 1997. The idea went global in 2000 when Canada and the United Kingdom laced up their sneakers to take part. Today, more than 40 countries around the world participate in International Walk-to-School Day. International Walk-to-School Day is always celebrated on the first Wednesday of October.