Port Orange Mayor Don Burnette tags along with Spruce Creek Elementary kids in National Walk to School Day

Photos for Headline Surfer / Port Orange Mayor Don Burnette is shown above participating in Friday's 'National Walk to School Day' with a 1.1 mile neighborhood trek to Spruce Creek Elementary School.
 
By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

PORT ORANGE, Fla. -- Being the face of municipal government for Port Orange Mayor Don Burnette entails some really exciting duties like sitting through long-winded city council budget hearings, posing for grip-and-grin ribbon cuttings and sitting some more for the steady diet of community chicken dinner events.

Talk about tedium and stress!

So what better way to walk it off than tagging along with Spruce Creek Elementary students and their mascot in a 1.1-mile-long stretch during Friday's National Walk to School Day.

"It’s a great way to start the day with these kids," Burnette told Headline Surfer later in the day. "Their energy and enthusiasm is amazing. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with them."

So what better way to walk it off than tagging along with Spruce Creek Elementary students and their mascot in a 1.1-mile-long stretch during Friday's National Walk to School Day. "It’s a great way to start the day with these kids," Burnette told Headline Surfer later in the day. "Their energy and enthusiasm is amazing. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with them."

National Walk to School Day is observed annually on the first Wednesday in October.

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories narly eveenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in Wst Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.