40 Bicycles donated to local area youth

Once again Santa Maria Elks Lodge #1538 leads the way in supporting our community. The Lodge purchased 40 bicycles for local area fosters children. The Elks purchased the bikes with an ENF promise grant of $2500. The bikes were assembled by Charlie Castillo, Cliff Scoles and others.
One young guy riding hard to show off his skids

One young guy riding hard to show off his skids.

 Assisting the Elks in distributing and adjusting the bikes was the county office of Children’s Welfare Services, Ken – the owner of Bici Centro ( a local non-profit business in Santa Maria) and the Righetti Warriors Football team.

Our County Our Kids

Our County Our Kids Team

 The Elks also provided a nice hamburger and french fry lunch to all in attendance free of charge. The promise grant will remain in effect for the next 4 years. We look forward to supporting our youth in future years.

Keith Summers, Charlie Castillo and Trustee Mike Ardnt

Keith Summers, Charlie Castillo and Trustee Mike Ardnt