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May 10, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Venue: Reedsville Elementary School
The Reedsville Police Department and the Reedsville Lions are teaming up to make Reedsville a safer place. Last fall the Reedsville Lions found out many children in Reedsville are riding bikes and do not have bicycle helmets. The Lions wanted to take action so they teamed up with the Reedsville Police Department and will be bringing bicycle safety to our community this spring. They contacted the police department and found out Chief Jo Ann Mignon and Officer Joey Tisler have conducted bicycle safety in past years. The Lions advised Chief Mignon of their concerns and asked if the department would be willing to work with them on this project. Chief Mignon then spoke with the two elementary schools about the project and they were eager to be involved. In May bicycle safety will be taught to the third grade classes and as part of that training each third grade student who resides or attends school in the Village will receive a bike helmet. The Lions received funding for the bike helmets through a sponsorship from West Bend Mutual Insurance Company and Scott Hansen Insurance Agency of Manitowoc.
Facts show bike riding is a lot of fun, but accidents happen. Every year, about 300,000 kids go to the emergency department because of bike injuries, and at least 10,000 kids have injuries that require a few days in the hospital.
The organizations are taking this prevention one step further and sponsoring a bicycle rodeo which will be open to the public on May 10, 2014 in the south elementary school parking lot from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Chief Mignon said our department is very happy to be teaming up these organizations and is excited to bring another level of safety to our children.