Barksdale holds walk-a-thon

Earlier this month, Barksdale Elementary School students participated in the first annual walk-a-thon sponsored by the PTA. Students, family members and staff members walked more than 1,100 laps around the track. In addition to walking, students enjoyed refreshments and a guest deejay. Students earned T-shirts and certificates. Those who walked the most laps and collected the most donations were recognized. The money raised will be used to purchase playground equipment and other instructional resources for the school, as well as provide funds for other PTA events.