On Wednesday, May 9, Paonia Elementary School held their fourth annual Bike and Walk to School Day in conjunction with National Walk and Bike to School Day.
The day's events were made possible through a community effort supported by Dr. Funk, North Fork Ambulance Association, in particular Captain Lawrence Bejarano and Carol Courtney, Town of Paonia, Chief Scott Leon, Officer Nick Rogers, John Eckert of Galaxy Bike and Sport, and Delta County Dispatch.
The students took part in a bike rodeo that was set up and instructed by Paonia Police Department.
The North Fork Ambulance Association brought an ambulance and provided children information pertaining to the operations and procedures when an ambulance responds to an emergency call.
Delta County Sheriff's Office educated younger children on calling "911" in the event of an actual emergency.
The day kicked off with music, light snacks and educational offerings for students to take home along with a helmet raffle for those students who rode their bikes to school but did not own a helmet.blog comments powered by Disqus