There was an excellent turn out recently at the bicycle rodeo held at 4th and Elm in the First Baptist Church parking lot. There were many volunteers from many different agencies that helped to make it a truly wonderful event.Â
Doug and Brandi Sitter with Doug Sitter State Farm had a bike giveaway sign up, Project Rescue Me from the Big Country Regional Advisory Council had tags for keeping up with loved ones that might get lost, bike helmets were fitted by the local Kiwanis Club, Phi Theta Kappa was putting streamers on handlebars, Â Nolan County Sheriffâ€™s Office had finger printing, Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department was giving out information about vaccines and first aid kits and the local BACA (Bikers Against Child Abuse) chapter and a group of bicycle riders were performing thorough safety checks on all the bikes that came through that varied from airing up the tires to adjusting brakes and just about everything in between.Â
"We would like to thank all the volunteers that came out to help," said event organizers. "Sweetwater is fortunate to have such great clubs in the community so events like this can happen."Â
The groups that helped this year were BACA, Big Country Medical Reserve Corp, Sweetwater Kiwanis Club, West Texas Childrenâ€™s Advocacy Center, Texas Stat Technical College Phi Theta Kappa, Nolan County Sheriffâ€™s Office, Sweetwater-Nolan County Health Department, and a few guys that really like to ride bikes.