Bikes for Brains buys 21 more bikes since giveaway


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Originally Posted Online: Dec. 20, 2012, 10:12 pm
Last Updated: Dec. 21, 2012, 12:48 pm
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Organizer Sheila Burns from the Regional Office of Education is praising her faithful donors the weekend before Christmas.  She reports the annual drive to raise money for bikes was successful.  "This year Bikes for Brains raised $8,302 dollars--- exactly enough to purchase 133 bikes and helmets.  They handed out 112 bikes on December 10th…but once all the money came in they had enough to buy 21 more bikes which they did this week.  Thank you donors!"
















 



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