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Hopewell Elementary School saw a great turnout at today’s first Walk and Roll to School Day,  a one-day event encouraging local residents and their children to bike or walk to school, co-sponsored by the Hopewell Borough Board of Health.

The Board of Health is hopes to start a “walking school bus” pilot program in the fall which would allow children within Hopewell Borough to walk together to school along a designated route with adult supervision. It would be a great way to get exercise, reduce our carbon footprints, keep extra cars off the local streets and the school parking lot, and allow children some social time with friends and neighbors. Stay tuned for more details on that!

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Note: Publisher and author, Mary Galioto, is proud to be a member of the Hopewell Borough Board of Health.

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Mary Galioto
Mary Galioto is the founder, publisher and editor of MercerMe. Originally from Brooklyn, Mary has progressively moved deeper and deeper into New Jersey, settling in the heart of the state: Mercer County. Formerly the author of an embarrassingly informal blog, Mary is a lifelong writer and asker of questions and was even mentioned, albeit briefly, in the New York Times and Washington Post. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from SUNY Binghamton and a Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall Law School. In her free time, Mary fills her life with excessive self-reflection, creative endeavors, and photographing mushrooms. Mary also works as the PR Coordinator at the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, serves on the volunteer Board of Trustees of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT), holds a seat on the Hopewell Borough Board of Health, and is a member of the Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance.

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