Belmont Elementary home to Streets Alive!

Belmont Elementary School welcomed hundreds of families and community members during the Streets Alive! event on Sunday, September 10.

Streets Alive! is a community event providing not only a day of fun and activity for families, but also a chance for families to learn more about health education and resources available to them. Lincoln Public Schools partners with the city of Lincoln and other community agencies each year for the event.

“For the past seven years, a September Sunday leads families on wheels and feet to play ‘in the streets’ within the approximate two mile path,” said Michelle Welch, LPS Wellness Coordinator. “Each year the path intersects with an LPS elementary school and this year Belmont was the anchor for the family fun.”

The festival was lined with free health resources, join-in fitness activities, sing and dance along entertainment, kids activities as well as a low cost farmer’s market and local food truck opportunities.

“At Belmont, we know that children learn better when they are healthy and fit,” added Belmont principal Kim Rosenthal. “We are dedicated to not only educating our children, but teaching them about the active lifestyle and good nutrition that helps them become healthy and successful adults.”

Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln, who organizes Streets Alive!, collaborated with Lincoln Parks and Recreation, the Belmont Neighborhood Association, community organizations and Lincoln businesses to raise funds during the event for an outdoor classroom/shelter to be built in Belmont Park.

Published: September 12, 2017, Updated: September 12, 2017