Expect the unexpected.

At least, that's how students at St. John Neumann Regional School should approach their walkathon this Friday.

The school's 10th annual event will once again be held in Palmerton, and will see students from both the Palmerton and Slatington campuses participate in the fun.

Students in grades K-3 from the Slatington campus will take a path around the borough park, while students in grades 4-8 from the Palmerton campus will follow a route through and around the town.

The theme of this year's event is "Shocking Discoveries," according to Bill Hinchey, event coordinator.

Hinchey said the students will have a presentation from the Visiting Science Lab of the DaVinci Science Center in Allentown, and added the goal of this year's event is to raise $12,000.

"We will use that money to pay for school programs such as field trips, school supplies, and computer equipment for our kids," Hinchey said. "Our kids really enjoy the Walkathon because they get to walk around Palmerton to show their Saint John Neumann pride, and spend the day in a really fun learning environment."

The event is the Homeschool Association's major fundraiser of the year.