August 2, 2014

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Bike Rodeo celebrates 10th anniversary

Among the many that participated in making the 10th Annual Bike Rodeo a success were, back row, from left: Falmouth Police Department Chief Mark Posey, councilman Ernie Richie, Falmouth Police Department Officer Aaron Arnsperger, Mayor Mark Hart, Rick Mineer of Mineer Heating and Air, councilman Stan Love, councilman Jason Gregg, V.I.P.S. David Priest and Falmouth Police Officer Eddie Quinn. The four winners of the bicycles at the Bike Rodeo are shown above, front row: Emily Cobb, 9, of Falmouth; Mary Holtz, 7, of California; Collier Brown, 7, of Falmouth and Hayden Nwillhite, 13, of Falmouth. Photo by Kristyn Hodge.

By: Kristyn Hodge, Copy Editor

The Falmouth Police Department's Bike Rodeo gave away four new bikes on Wednesday, July 18 at the Summer Recreation Program at Southern Elementary. Falmouth Police Officer Aaron Arnsperger took the program's children for a ride to McDonald's and back along the private streets by the Athletic Park before arriving at the school and drawing theĀ  lucky winners.

Office Arnsperger, certified to teach bicycle safety, taught the 30 children in attendance about the importance of safety equipment such as head gear and hand signals.