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Optimist Club awards new bikes to safety poster contest winners
July 3, 2018

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The last week of school brought a big surprise for two Boardman fourth graders; each was awarded a brand-new bicycle. This is the second year that the Boardman Optimist Club has invited all fourth grade students in the Boardman Schools to participate in a Bike Safety Poster Coloring Contest.

The overall first place winner for the boys and girls were each awarded a new bike and safety helmet. Maurice Ware of Market Street Elementary School took home a cherry red bike. Aly Murray of West Boulevard Elementary is now riding a baby blue model.

"Our club sees this as a fun way to promote bicycle safety with children in our community," said Officer Chuck Hillman, Boardman Optimist Club President. The Boardman Police Department provided the new helmets to the winners of the bikes. Other individual school winners were give certificates and Dairy Queen gift cards.

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