The Safe Kids Coalition of San Benito County hosted Walk to School Day for R.O. Hardin Elementary School children, on Wednesday to raise awareness about pedestrian safety.
More than 250,000 children across the United States participate in International Walk to School Day. Locally, over 200 R.O. Hardin Elementary School students, parents, school administrators, and volunteers participated by arriving early at the Dunne Park Ball Field to walk the one-mile route to R.O. Hardin Elementary School in Hollister. When the children arrived to school they received a free breakfast.
“International Walk to School Day is the perfect time of year to rally the community together to promote safe walking,” said Nick Merolla, Safe Kids Coalition of San Benito County President.