Teaching kids Safe Routes to School

To the editor:

Earlier this month, the Franklin County Safe Routes to School Program and North Country Healthy Heart Network Inc. hosted a week-long biking and walking training for campers 8 and 9 years old participating in the Saranac Lake Area Youth Program.

I wanted to take a moment to thank all the people that helped make this program possible: Meagan White (program director) and her entire staff at the youth program; Paul Leahy, president of the youth program; Dean Fountain from the Franklin County Traffic Safety Board; and the following community volunteers: Marijke Ormel, Steve Erman, Lindy Ellis, Sally Walrath and Allen Dunham. Thanks to their efforts, campers had fun while learning how to bike and walk safely around Saranac Lake.

Andrea Goff

Program coordinator

North Country Healthy Heart Network

Saranac Lake