The following press release has been furnished by Chief Justin Jacobs, Town of Murphy Police Department
“The 1st Annual Town of Murphy Police Department Bicycle Rodeo was a huge success. We were finally able to get a break in the weather to have it after postponing it twice. We had 16 very enthusiastic participants attend this event ranging in ages from 3-12. Each one of these participants received a free bicycle helmet. We had some parents that happened to be in the area and stopped by to see what was going on. We then gave away 8 additional helmets to these children as well.
We were able to give away 8 bicycles to these participants during a free drawing. These participants were also able to draw for free prizes such as bicycle tire pumps, bicycle locks and headlights to name a few. They were also given free water bottles from the Coalition for a Safe and Drug Free Cherokee County and the Town of Murphy Police Department. Breakfast for all those attending was provided by the McDonald’s of Murphy. Big Lots of Murphy also supplied the water.
I would like to thank the following businesses and individuals that made this event such a success: Big Lots of Murphy, Tim Radford and WKRK, David Brown and the Cherokee Scout, Eddie Sylvester with Appalachian Outfitters and S.A.B.A. Cycling, Price Stiles, Charlotte Teague, Nada Pullium, Cherokee County Medics, The Coalition for A Safe and Drug Free Cherokee County, The McDonald’s of Murphy, The Town of Murphy, Patrol Officer Sky Beaver, Kim and Richard McPherson, Elaine Terry, The Jacobs’ Crew and most importantly the parents and children that came out to participate in this event.
We hope to do it again next year!!!
Chief Justin J. Jacobs”
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