Vocational Students Assemble "Bikes for Tykes"

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More than 100 area children will be getting a brand new bicycle for Christmas, but it takes a lot of work to get all those wheels and handle bars ready to go.

Students at the Wood County Vocational Tech Center have been busy assembling the bicycles for "Bikes for Tykes."

The program was started eight years ago by Mike Richards, the owner of M & J Sales.

Since then, the Wood County Sheriff's Office has taken over, but Richards remains a major contributor.

The students say Bikes for Tykes is one of their favorite projects.

"It feels good because I know some kids that can't really get their own bicycle, so it's nice to help out," Brody Morris, a student, said.

"Just to see a smile on their face, and them getting something for Christmas," Aaron Patton, a student, said.

The vocational students will be helping distribute the bikes at the sheriff's office this Saturday at 11:00 a.m.

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