PHOTOS • BY MEI MEI CHANG
Children, parents, teachers, Takoma Park council members and the police chief all walked to school Wednesday.
Oct. 9 was International Walk to School Day, an annual event that promotes the benefits of walking to school.
Participating schools were Takoma Park Elementary School, Piney Branch Elementary School, Takoma Park Middle School, Rolling Terrace Elementary School and East Silver Spring Elementary School. Walk to School Day is a Takoma Park Safe Routes to School Program.
Takoma Park Elementary School students, parents and staff will met at the Community Center on Maple Avenue. They were joined by mayor Bruce Williams, councilmember Terry Seamens, and Takoma Park Police chief Alan Goldberg.
Local photographer Mei Mei Chang and her 7 year-old son participated in and took photos of the walk to Takoma Park Elementary School. She also took some of the Piney Branch Elementary School walkers.