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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:Ash St Crossing

Members of the Walla Walla Kiwanis Club have sponsored the first sign of the new Pedestrian Flag program. The program was initiated on Poplar Street near Providence St. Mary’s but the Kiwanis Club is the first group to sign up as a sign sponsor. Sign sponsorships may be purchased through the Walla Walla County Traffic Safety Task Force. As a sign sponsor, the group or individual assumes the costs of the sign so there is no cost to the city.

Kiwanis Club President Don Gibbard says the club chose the sponsorship program as a way to give back to the community. “Service to the community, especially children, is a main focus of the club. Being a sign sponsor seemed like a good way to give back to our community and bring awareness to safety needs of families and children.”

With the bright orange flags posted at a crosswalk, pedestrians are asked to use the flag when crossing a busy intersection to make themselves more visible. Pedestrians are reminded that although the flags may help them be seen by motorists, they still need to be conscious of the traffic around them and make sure it has stopped before crossing.