It was a truly heartfelt day Thursday in New London as students took part in the 2nd Annual Chad Denning Walk to School Day. Students at New London Elementary School were chaperoned by New London Recreation Department and Colby Sawyer College volunteers as they walked from the college’s campus to their elementary school.
They walked to remember Chad Denning, an inspirational athlete and ultra-marathon runner from New London who collapsed and died while hiking the Appalachian Trail on September 8th, 2014. YCN was there to witness the event and spoke to Rosanna Eubank-Dude about its significance.
New London police were there to help assist with safety and Chad’s memory lived on as the students walked, as he was instrumental in acquiring a grant that improved the sidewalks so that students could walk to school safely.