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LION Walk Takes a Rain Check

Don’t be alarmed if you get a knock on your door from the police Tuesday night; you’re not in trouble yet.

Police officers are just one component of teams of Penn State leaders participating in the LION (Living In One Neighborhood) Walk. Now in its third consecutive year, the walk is meant to spread the word on how to be a good neighbor, trick-or-treat style, by sending LION Walk teams to distribute packets to nearly 700 homes in State College.

Each team will consist of a student, a police officer, a senior university official, and a borough official. Some participants include Penn State President Graham Spanier, university Vice President for Student Affairs Damon Sims, borough Mayor Elizabeth Goreham, University Police Director Steve Shelow, borough police Chief Tom King, borough Manager Tom Fountaine and for a lucky few, the Nittany Lion mascot.

Originally scheduled to kick off the fall semester Monday August 23rd, the walk has been rescheduled for Tuesday August 31 at 6 p.m. due to the dreary forecast last week. LION Walk teams will visit residents of College Heights, Highlands and Holmes-Foster neighborhoods.

If you happen to receive a visit, don’t miss out on the online survey afterwards aimed to help improve the 2011 LION Walk. The survey will provide participants a chance to win one of two $100 gift cards for use in downtown State College.

As the old saying goes: when opportunity knocks, answer the door. In this case, take it literally!

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Tara Maerz

Hi I'm Tara. I grew up in Abington (Penn State Abington is basically my backyard). I am a junior Print Journalism major. I enjoy traveling, trashy reality TV shows, cereal and pillows.

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