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"Bikes for Military Kids"

Thomas C Norton  | Published on 6/15/2018
Hinsdale “Doings”
May 21, 2018

100 children from military families receive bikes from Hinsdale Rotary Club


Genevieve Consolino, 5, of Homer Glen video chats with her dad while sitting on her new bike. (Mike Mantucca / Pioneer Press)

Kimberly FornekContact Reporter
Pioneer Press


A hundred children left the Community House with a new bicycle Saturday morning, in honor of Armed Forces Day and courtesy of the Rotary Club of Hinsdale. All the boys and girls, ages 3 to 9, are children of Illinois men and women serving in the military.
Twenty-five boys and 25 girls, age 3 to 5, received a 12-inch bicycle and 25 boys and 25 girls, age 6 to 9, received a 20-inch bicycle. They all also were given a bicycle helmet.


The USO of Illinois last year donated 100 bicycles to children of military families and saw they could have given away many more.
So this year, the Hinsdale Rotary Club decided to partner with