The Boone Police Department, WAMY Community action in Walmart gave away nearly 70 bikes on Tuesday the 20th.
This collective effort started nearly 2 years ago when Kat Eller from the Boone police department applied for a grant to receive bicycle helmets. Eller reached out to the Boone Wal-Mart General Manager Billy Wells to discuss a partnership. With this collaboration, WAMY began by surveying local parents, and asking them whether or not their children had bikes or appropriate biking safety equipment. Eller said it was a great experience seeing the joy on these kids faces and that she looks for forward to future collaborations that benefit the local community.