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Blessing of bicycles connects kids with bikes

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By Judy Reed

The first Blessing of the Bicycles at The Springs Church last Saturday, June 6, was all organizer Johna Alexander hoped it would be.

“It was awesome,” remarked Alexander, “a fantastic event. Of the 50 used bikes that were donated, we only had 10-12 left. So we connected a lot of kids with bikes.”

They also gave eight brand new bikes away.

They also tried to fit kids with helmets. “About 60 percent of the kids got one,” she said.

N-Blessing-of-the-bicycles2Dozens of kids and parents showed up to take advantage of the free bicycles, helmets, face painting, and other goodies. On hand was the Kent County Sheriff Department, Cedar Springs Fire Department, and Rockford Ambulance.

Pastor Barry Briggs also said a blessing over the bicycles.

“I consider it a success,” said Alexander. “I would love to do it again next year.”

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