Mayor Ruben Pineda enjoyed visiting students from kindergarten through fifth grade at Gary School for a healthy lunch on Friday, February 13, 2015.
The ten students earned the treat of lunch with the Mayor by raising the most amount of money at the inaugural Gary Stride with Pride fundraiser sponsored by the Gary School PTO on November 7, 2014. Pizza, a veggie tray of cucumbers and carrots, a fruit tray, juice and milk were on the menu.
It all fit the theme of Healthy West Chicago, a citywide wellness initiative which will be kicked-off on May 16, 2015 at Blooming Fest. The goal of Gary Stride with Pride was to encourage healthy exercise and habits, to allow the children to take ownership by contributing directly to their school, to build community and to have fun while accomplishing all of this.
Photo and information courtesy of West Chicago School District #33.