crosswalk safety chris hatton

Sylva Police Chief Chris Hatton leads EmiLee Stephens, Jenna Snodgrass and Oliver Parker through a crosswalk on West Main Street last Thursday. Emily Rowland of the Summer Explorers program at First Baptist Church follows as the campers learn about crosswalk safety as part of a “Let’s Go Walking” program coordinated by Safe Routes to School Coordinator Jackie Moore. “Members of the Sylva Police Department took training last week as part of their ‘Watch for Me NC’ grant that looks to prevent pedestrian and bicycle accidents,” Moore said. N.C. Highway Patrol troopers Rico Stephens, D.J. Brooks and Tyson Crawford also led groups on walks, for a total of 38 campers.