30 Sep 2019

Events:

Get Ready to Walk to School this Wednesday!

Those of us who live within walking distance of our children’s schools look forward to the fun of Walk to School day (sorry, Kate!). The latest installment of this yearly fall tradition is happening this Wednesday, October 2. It’s not just a day to propel yourself toward a place of education using your bipedal locomotion, mind you: It’s a morning of festivities, fun, snacks and major celebrity sightings– if you count Wendy the DC Water drop as a major celebrity, that is. (AND SHE MOST DEFINITELY IS!)

Wendy the Water Drop doing her thing at another great Capitol Hill event, Third Thursdays! Photo courtesy of DC Water on Twitter, via screenshot.

The fun starts at 7:30 a.m. and goes through 8:20-8:30 a.m., when schools start taking off toward their respective schools.

Below, some details from Ward 6 Public Schools Parent Organization, the leading organizer of the event:

  • Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen will kick off and MC the festivities
  • Local fitness celebrities Gabriella Boston and Kathy Pugh will warm up the crowd
  • Other speakers include Deputy Mayor for Education Paul Kihn, DC Department of Transportation Director Jeff Marootian, and National Park Service (NPS) representatives
  • The JO Wilson Cheerleaders and the Tyler Step team will perform
  • Community members will join with DC Water, the DC Department of Energy and Environment, the DC Public Library, and the DC State Board of Education
  • The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) will support safe traffic flow around the park
  • The Capitol Hill Community Foundation generously supports the event
  • Coffee will be donated by New Course Catering and Restaurant which provides job training for low income/homeless men


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