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Byam Elementary School Students Host Walk-A-Thon

The event took place earlier this month to encourage healthy lifestyles among students and support academic enrichment programs.

Students took place in the Walk-A-Thon earlier this month. (Courtesy Photo)
Students took place in the Walk-A-Thon earlier this month. (Courtesy Photo)
Earlier this month, Byam Elementary School students in Chelmsford took place in an event that had plenty of benefits.

The school's fourth annual Byam Walk-A-Thon fundraiser was held this month and according to the school it was started by the Byam School Association as a way to encourage healthy lifestyles with the students, help support academic enrichment programs and promote school spirit.

More than 300 students participated in the event with their parents, siblings and friends, and several organizations from the area were involved as well.

Donations were collected by students based on the estimated number of loops they wanted to complete around the walking course, known at Byam School as "Louie's Loop."

During the walk, school mascot "Louie the Lion" appeared and took photos with the kids.

In addition, the Lowell Spinners brought their flying ticket and inflatable bat machine. The students also had a photo booth, bounce house, obstable course, DJ, face painting and more during the festivities.

Meat House of Chelmsford provided lunch and healthy snacks for the Walk-A-Thon, which the school said would not have been possible without the hard work of volunteers and school district members.
Iron Mike May 19, 2014 at 07:20 AM
Cute, but NOT the BUSINESS of public schools! Teach the 3 Rs, teach American and World History, teach Economics, Civics, and Government. Leave lifestyle issues to PARENTS!
Tara Dactyl May 19, 2014 at 08:58 PM
Mike, Good to see you posting. I see both of us have given up on reasoning with Tyler. "You can't make nothing but cookies from cookie dough."
Iron Mike May 19, 2014 at 10:09 PM
Well, since the Patch laid off about 1/2 their staffers, - there aren't many articles worth reading, - or commenting on. It's that old chicken/egg thing,...write dribble left-wing articles, - people stop reading, - advertising dries up, - you have to lay off the dribblers.
Tara Dactyl May 19, 2014 at 10:38 PM
Today's paper says the Patch eked out a profit for the first time - after its sale to a new owner...who laid off staff and 'nationalized' its news.

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