On Friday, April 1, 2016, Our Public Schools Bike Program was at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School where Jeremy Hartman, Joshua Crane (picture on lower left) Chuck Bersani P.M. (pictured below center) presented bicycles and back packs. Richard Frey P.M. assisted with the presentations. Two bicycles, two helmets, ten back packs and ten book bags were given away in a drawing of all the students with perfect attendance and no tarries for the previous school quarter.
Master Andrew Miller and Richard Ehorn were in attendance at Powers-Ginsburg Elementary School that same day for a presentation of two bicycles, two helmets, ten back packs and ten book bags in a drawing of all the students with perfect attendance and no tarries for the previous school quarter.
Since 1993 , Las Palmas-Ponderosa Lodge No. 366 has sponsored a Public School Bicycle Give-away Program for grammar school students who completed the school quarter without any absences or tardiness. It continues today with members Charles S. Bersani P.M., Richard Ehorn, Bill Lyons P.M. Joshua Crane and Richard Frey P.M.
This program was developed to encourage students to attend school regularly as good attendance promotes better learning and better grades. We sponsor the program at Powers-Ginsburg Elementary and Woodrow Wilson Elementary Schools in Fresno. Each quarter we present two mountain bicycles, two helmets, numerous backpacks and book bags to qualifying students. Starting in June, 2016, we also presented to graduating 6th graders at each school, with perfect attendance and no tardies for the entire school year, a tablet computer.
This program has resulted in a large increase in school attendance at these two schools.
We are requesting your help with donations for this program. You may make your tax deductable donation to:
Las Palmas-Ponderosa Lodge No. 366
2992 E. Clinton Ave.
Fresno, CA 93703-2320
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