Hickory- Do you have a gently used bike that you do not need or would you like to donate a new bike?  If so, Hickory firefighters ask that you donate it to the Bikes for Tykes program by December 13 so it can be distributed during the Catawba County Christmas Bureau being held next week. Firefighters are making their final preparations so bikes can be distributed.

Battalion Chief Brian Murray said “So far several used bikes have been donated; but we can always use more. Since the Christmas Bureau starts on Monday, December 17, we are asking the public to drop off bikes or tricycles by Thursday, December 13.  Persons needing directions or having questions, please call 828-323-7420.”

Bikes or tricycles to be donated can be dropped off at any of the Hickory fire stations between 8am and 8pm.

The Bikes for Tykes program is an effort to benefit needy children served by the Catawba County Christmas Bureau. The toys will then be distributed through the Catawba County Christmas Bureau at the American Legion Fairgrounds.

Photo attached:  Hickory firefighter Chris Paulsen and volunteer Jacob Murray are making final adjustments on a bike that is going to a family.