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St. George students win bikes for reading

Jun 11, 2019
Eighteen bikes were given to students at the St. George School June 5, as part of the Maine Masonic “Bikes for Books” program.

St. George — As part of the Maine Masonic “Bikes for Books” program, Masons of Eureka Lodge 84 in Tenants Harbor on June 5 presented 18 bikes, along with helmets, to students in grades Kindergarten to eight at the St. George School. While the program has been in existence in the state for about 10 years, this is the first time Eureka Lodge or St. George School participated.

Typically students will participate in an age-appropriate reading challenge, set by the teacher or librarian. Those completing the challenge have their names entered into a drawing to determine the winner of the bikes – often, as happened at St. George School, one boy and one girl at each level.

The bikes are paid for partly by fundraising by the Lodge, and partly by a grant from the Maine Masonic Charitable Foundation. In the case of the Tenants Harbor Masons, the money was raised through the crab meat roll lunches held during the summer last year. This year, the lunches will be held at the Lodge Hall from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays June 26; July 10; July 24; August 7; August 21 and Sept. 4.

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