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Ava R-I Walk To School Day October 10

Students, staff and local residents are urged to participate in National Walk to School Day, on Wednesday, Oct. 10, beginning at 7:30 a.m.  Join children and adults around the world and celebrate the benefits of walking and bicycling. 

In Ava, those interested in participating are asked to meet at one of the following locations to meet up with students and walk with them to school, showing them the safest route to campus.  

Meeting spots include: 

  • Upper park pavilion, Johnson Street;
  • Former Casey’s parking lot at the corner of Mansfield Road and Washington Avenue;
  • Brown Apartments at 10th and 13th meet at the stop sign, and then on to Prairie Creek Village, Ava Housing Authority on Shelton, and the Prairie Creek office; 
  • City Hall parking lot, Jefferson and Garfield; 
  • Subway parking lot; 
  • Taco Bell parking lot;
  • Foxtrot Apartments, Ward and Martin. 

Students, parents, sponsors and residents are asked to meet at any one of these locations at 7:30 a.m. for a walk to school.  Groups will leave meeting point locations at 7:40 a.m. for the trek to school campuses.

However, if inclement weather prevails, a rain date is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 17.  

For participating students, every elementary student will receive a special prize, and middle schoolers will be entered into a drawing for prizes.  

For more information, go to Ava R-I Schools Healthy Schools, Healthy Communities on Facebook, or visit 

Walk to School Day is coordinated in the USA by the National Center for Safe Routes to School.