Walk this way

Cecil Whig - - FRONT PAGE - By JES­SICA IAN­NETTA jian­netta@ce­cil­whig.com

PER­RYVILLE — While par­ents have been telling their kids to look both ways be­fore cross­ing the street for decades, that ad­vice has a new twist in to­day’s so­ci­ety.

“Phones in pocket, ear­buds out,” Capt. Holly Trego with the Ce­cil County Depart­ment of Emer­gency Ser­vices told Per­ryville El­e­men­tary School stu­dents. “Even if there’s cross­ing guard there, it’s al­ways im­por­tant to be aware of our sur­round­ings.”

Thurs­day was Na­tional Walk to School Day, and Trego spent it at Per­ryville and Elk Neck el­e­men­tary schools mak­ing sure stu­dents knew how to walk — and bike — to school safely. The pro­grams were con­ducted thanks to a grant from Safe Kids Mary­land, which is part of the Mary­land In­sti­tute for Emer­gency Med­i­cal Ser­vices Sys­tems.

This is the first year Ce­cil County has won the grant, Trego said, which sup­ported the pro­grams at Elk Neck and Per­ryville and

See WALK Page A12

CE­CIL WHIG PHOTO BY JES­SICA IAN­NETTA

Capt. Holly Trego with the Ce­cil County Depart­ment of Emer­gency Ser­vices talks to stu­dents about safety tips when walk­ing to school with help from Per­ryville El­e­men­tary School Prin­ci­pal Jen­nifer Ham­mer, left.

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