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Students take part in Walk to School Day in Spring Township

Published On: Oct 02 2012 08:00:00 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 03 2012 09:16:24 PM EDT

Students take part in Walk to School Day


Nearly 350 students in Spring Township, Berks County, ditched the school bus for International Walk to School Day.

The gray, foggy weather didn't keep youngsters from walking or biking to Cornwall Terrace Elementary on Wednesday.

"There is an epidemic going on with childhood obesity and diabetes that our country, world, has never seen before," said teacher Ann Stufflet. "This is one way to encourage them to make choices to combat that epidemic."

Organizers said they're happy the event was so well received.