|First local stop is Saturday at Walmart|
File Photo by Stacey Hairston:
The first collection stop for this year’s 15th annual Bikes for Tykes campaign will take place Saturday at Walmart in Rocky Mount. Above, from left, Ruth Neice, Glenn Lynch, Brent Jones, Amy Pendleton, Kristi Banks and Lt. Lisa Knotts were surrounded by bikes collected during last year’s campaign.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
By STACEY HAIRSTON - Staff Writer
The first collection stop for Super Country 99.9's 15th annual Bikes for Tykes campaign will take place Saturday, Nov. 30 at Walmart in Rocky Mount.
Over the past 14 years, the Bikes for Tykes program has been able to distribute more than 14,000 new bikes to kids in Franklin, Patrick and Henry counties and the City of Martinsville.
Other local stops this year include McDonald's on Tuesday, Dec. 3; Kroger on Wednesday, Dec. 4; Ruth's Place on Friday, Dec. 6; and Food Lion on Tuesday, Dec. 10.
Bikes that are collected during the campaign are distributed through the Salvation Army, which supplied the names of approved children.
The program's goal this year is to collect 1,170 new bikes.
Collection sites outside of Franklin County include Smith River Rescue Squad in Woolwine on Saturday, Dec. 14; Subway in Collinsville on Thursday, Dec. 19; and Nelson Ford in Martinsville on Friday, Dec. 20.
For more information, contact Glenn Lynch at (276) 629-7999.