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Brownton bike-a-thon

Sunday, May 5, 2013 - 1:00pm


The Brownton Fire Department will sponsor the annual Brownton bike-a-thon Sunday, May 5, at 1 p.m., at the Brownton City Park. In case of inclement weather, the bike-a-thon will be held Sunday, May 19.
Friends, relatives and neighbors can sponsor participating children with either a specific money amount per mile, or a flat donation. Children in kindergarten through sixth grade are encouraged to participate. Children have from now until the day of the bike-a-thon to seek pledges. Pledge form packets are available at the city clerk’s office at the Brownton Area Civic Center and at Security Bank & Trust.
Those who wish to participate should meet at the Lions Club shelter at the city park on Sunday, May 5, by 1 p.m. Be sure to bring the pledge sheets and consent forms. The bike-a-thon starts at 1 p.m. and ends at 4 p.m.
At the end of the ride, hot dogs, chips, cookies and beverages will be served to everyone who attends, including participants, their families and supporters.
The child with the most pledges from each of the three age groups (kindergarten and first grade, second and third grade, and fourth through sixth grade) will win a new bicycle. The second-place prize for each age group will be a $50 gift card.
The Brownton Lions Club is graciously contributing to the event by donating the bicycles, and supplemental funds will be received from Thrivent for Lutherans.
Proceeds from the event will be used to purchase positive-pressure ventilation fans to be used in structure fires.