Bikes for boys and girls


Members John Crosby, Raymond Rogers, Jr. and David Lewis.

Special to The Star
Published: Friday, November 22, 2013 at 11:08 AM.

R.A. Driesbach, Sr. Lodge #77 Knights of Pythias Lodge members worked all year collecting old and broken bicycles of all shape and size for repair.  

Over 25 bikes and bike parts were donated to the Salvage Santa Program this year.  The refurbished bicycles will be a part of “like new” bicycles distributed to hundreds of underprivileged children in Bay and Gulf Counties and other surrounding areas.  The program alsohelps the environment by keeping the bikes out of landfills and putting them in the hands of boys and girls for their enjoyment.

The Knights of Pythias bicycle initiative is a two part program devoted to collecting old, new and used bikes for restoration & distribution and providing a Bicycle Safety and Maintenance program for children age 6-12. 

Chancellor Commander Clarence stated that R.A. Driesbach, Sr. Lodge #77 appreciated all the help received from Port St. Joe, Community; the Washington Improvement Group (WIG), North Florida Child Development, Inc. and the Gulf County Sheriff Department. 

The Knights of Pythias is one of the oldest fraternal organizations in North America founded in 1864, and dedicated to universal peace and goodwill and the practice of Friendship, Charity and Benevolence.  Pythians are also dedicated to creating strong communities through a wide range of social service projects.

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