Christmas came one day early for boys and girls in Grovetown. Businesses and law enforcement worked together to give children a brighter holiday.
Parents and children were surprised when a parade of people came to their doorstep. The Grovetown Department of Public Safety worked with Boy Scout Troop 108, staff from Eagle Paint and Body, and Herbert Homes to deliver bikes to those in need.
Jennifer Edwards said seeing her girls happy is very important to her during the holidays. When a line of cars showed up at her front door, she couldn't wait to see her daughters' reaction. "It means a lot because people these days don't help out, but I was very excited and blessed," whe said.
Helping out is just what Denise and Brooks Whitmire are doing this Christmas. "We know that this has been a hard year for a lot of families, a lot of people have lost their jobs, and times are tough," said Denise Whitmire.
The Whitmires put together several of the bikes in their body shop. "Some of them just needed refurbishing and polishing a little bit, and missing parts you know, here and there, and so we just made sure all those things were addressed and taken care of," Denise said.
Grovetown Public Safety Chief Gary Owens said this event not only helps those in need, but brings the community together.
"We like to partner with the businesses because the communities are all together, and the businesses got to be with everybody, and that's kind of how Grovetown is...kind of like a small town atmosphere," Chief Owens said.
The crew brought 12 bikes total to 10 different families in town. When the bikes were delivered, they also supplied each family with gift cards to buy helmets and other safety equipment.
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