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Twenty Williams Elementary Students received new bicycles in WPD Bicycle Rodeo

Photo Caption: Williams Elementary Third Grade Class of Mrs. Sherri Taylor-Vann gather after receiving bicycle helmets. Over 200 helmets were handed out a the 2012 Williams Police Department Bicycle Rodeo. (Submitted Photo)

By: Lloyd Green Jr
Staff Report

On Thursday, May 24, 2012 the Williams Police Department hosted its annual Williams Bicycle Rodeo at Williams Elementary School where twenty, second and third grade students were the lucky recipients of new bicycles.

The two-day event is part of a cooperative bicycle safety education program between the Williams Police Department and Williams Elementary.

One Hundred Seven riders from the second and third grades actually competed in the rodeo. All second and third grade students, nearly two hundred in all, received bicycle safety instruction flyers, pencils and new bicycle helmets.

The bicycle rodeo was developed to give the police department an opportunity to educate the students in bicycle safety, and the rules of the road. Emphasis was given on the importance of wearing a bicycle helmet

After each student received a bicycle safety check from the Williams Police Department, the students participated in a ‚Äúrodeo‚ÄĚ. Events included a circle ride, code weave, slowest ride (balance), straightest ride (control) and maneuvering an intersection (signaling, stopping, and looking both directions).

The students were scored, and one boy, and one girl from each grade who received the highest points would receive a new bicycle. The 2012 Williams Bicycle Rodeo second grade winners are: Oscar Mendoza, and Nina Lorenzen; the third grade winners are: Daniel Ruiz, and Manuela Alejandra Sierra Ramirez.

Williams Elementary Students waiting to begin competing in the bicycle rodeo. (Submitted Photo)

Additionally, sixteen students from the second and third grades received bicycles as part of a randomized drawing. Those winners were: Martha Chavez, Lupita Martinez, Lucia Tapia, Johanna Jauregui, Vanessa Hernandez, Omar Lomeli, Alejandra Bautista, Bryan Ocegueda, Mia Bautista, Sonia Soto, Martin Sandoval, Anthony Lopez, Diego Garcia, Eduardo Tapia, Leo Ramirez, and Ricardo Huerta.

The Williams Police Department 2012 Bicycle Rodeo was made possible by the cooperative effors of its Police Officers, Elementary School Staff and local businesses who donated to this year‚Äôs bicycle rodeo. Those donors included: Colusa Casino Resort, The Morning Star Packing Co., Vann Brothers, Colusa County Farm Supply, Sanders‚Äô Heavy Towing, Quality Inn, Williams Liquor & Food, Roy‚Äôs Supermarket, Fouch & Son Pharmacy, Louis Cairo‚Äôs Inc., H&R Block, and De Pue Warehouse Co. ‚Ė†

 

 

 

Lloyd Green Jr, Editor
Lloyd Green Jr, Editorhttps://williamspioneer.com
Lloyd Green Jr. is the Owner and Publisher of the Williams Pioneer Review. He is dedicated in publishing the news and informing the community of Colusa County. Lloyd has been with the publication since 2008, and purchased the business in 2010. Under his ownership the newspaper has grown significantly in subscriptions, publishes weekly, and obtained the title of Newspaper of General Circulation by the Superior Court of Colusa County in Sept. 2017. Lloyd is also the director of advertising, classified manager, legal notice clerk, and circulation manager. To contact Lloyd, email him at lloyd@colusacountynews.net or call (530) 458-4141 ext. 100.

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