The line of gleaming new bikes stretches down the hallway of the Pinellas County Courthouse in Clearwater.
CLEARWATER - Pinellas County employees rolled 43 new bicycles along the halls and down the stairs of the County Courthouse in Clearwater the morning of Dec. 12.
The bikes were loaded onto Mosquito Control trucks and transported to the Pinellas County Health and Community Services offices in St. Petersburg and Clearwater. They will go to pre-approved families that are clients of the county’s Health and Community Services department so that their children will have gleaming new bicycles this holiday season.
Now in its 27th year, the bicycle drive is a team project. County employees from 16 departments donated money throughout the year to go toward the purchase of the bicycles and helmets. Pinellas County Real Estate Management Department delivered the bicycles to the courthouse.
County employees also donated items to fulfill wish lists offered to eligible clients of Pinellas County Health and Community Services. The wish lists included personal products, household goods and linens.
Video of county employees rolling the bikes out and loading them on the truck can be found at www.youtube.com/pcctv1.