Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Schools Raise Money through Walk for Education

Saturday, October 13 was a great day for Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools and the Public School Foundation. The 16th annual Walk for Education began at McCorkle Place on the UNC campus and included over 5,500 participants. The legendary Steve Scroggs served as emcee. Walkers were led down Franklin Street and Merritt Mill Road by the Frank Porter Graham Roaring Lion Drumline. Frank Porter Graham Elementary is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and also had the largest number of participants (over 400!). McDougle Elementary won a $200 prize for featuring their "super" characteristics. Seawell Elementary was the top fundraising school. In total, the schools raised over $90,000.

The Walk concluded at Lincoln Center, where participants enjoyed 22 major attractions and over 50 booths, including activities, food and even a DJ. Additionally, many raffle prizes were won, including a Kindle, Nook, iPad and many gift cards. 

To see more pictures from the event, be sure to visit our Facebook gallery.

Emcee Steve Scroggs
McCorkle Place
Ashley Wilson, PSF President
McCorkle Place
FPG Elementary Roaring Lions Lead the Walk
Walking down Franklin Street
Lincoln Center
One of the rides at Lincoln Center

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