Dec 16, 2014 11:43 PM by News Staff
Some very lucky students today received a special gift from the Women of the Moose.
The 5th Annual Bike Giveaway took place at the Moose Lodge in Thermalito. The program started with just two bikes, and now gives nine bikes away to deserving children. The Women of the Moose find a deserving child from elementary schools throughout Oroville and Thermalito and they get a little help from some of the school leaders. "(We select) students that excel in academics, attendance, and leadership, and the principals, and the councilors, and the teachers pick the most apt student," explained Martha Sisemore of the Women of the Moose.
The siblings of the bike recipients didn't leave empty handed. They got a Christmas gift from Santa as well. Organizers say they hope to expand the program to eleven bikes next year.
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