Youngsters take their new bikes out of the Seward County Administration Building Monday. The bikes were donated as part of Coronado Crossing RC and D’s “Adopt-a-Bike” program, and more than 70 bikes were distributed Monday.
By ROBERT PIERCE
• Leader & Times
A few more local children will have a bike this summer.
After successfully distributing 35 bicycles last year, Coronado Crossing RC and D brought 70 of the two-wheeled rides to Liberal Monday from Ellsworth prison.
Coronado Crossing President and Seward County Commissioner C.J. Wettstein said workers began unloading the stock of bikes at 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Seward County Administration Building, and by 5 p.m., the supply was gone.
“We had two small ones left over, and a couple of ladies came in,” he said. “They had young kids. They picked up them. We do not have any bikes left out of 70 bikes that we hauled it. This is an excellent program.”
The bike donations are made possible through Coronado Crossing’s “Adopt-a-Bike” program, in which used bikes are taken to the Ellsworth prison from area communities such as Meade, Ashland, Protection and Greensburg. The bikes are then fixed at the prison.
Both Wettstein and county administrator April Warden said there is a waiting list of kids wanting bikes, making for a successful program.