Oak Grove Elementary students, parents and faculty were out early Wednesday morning for International Walk to School Day, an annual event that promotes safe routes for walking and biking, as well as the importance of physical activity among youths. This year was the eighth for the Oak Grove Elementary community, with roughly 300 students expected to join in.
Parents were encouraged to park at Oakwood Baptist Church and the Barnyard Flea Market and walk to school with their children. Teachers and PTA volunteers were stationed along Oak Drive to help ensure student safety and to hand out special Walk to School pencils and stickers.
Kindergarten teacher, Ann Brooks passes out pencils and stickers to students, including five-year-old Jackson Price, as they pass. Jackson walked to school with his father, Joel Price.