LA CROSSE, Wis. -

A number of area families took advantage of Wednesday's great weather to walk to school.

As part of International Walk to School Day, schools organized groups to walk together. That includes a group from Powell Park to Hamilton and SOTA 1 with Mayor Matt Harter.

It brought a lot of families together who usually don't walk to school. "We're walking today because a group from SOTA and Hamilton are walking together, so we thought it would be fun to join this walking parade," said SOTA 1 parent Heidi Barreyro with her son Drake.

International Walk to School day started 15 years ago.