Mark Reedy, far proper, of Piqua, addresses, left to proper, Shelby County Salvation Military Representatives Capt. Katie Mayes and Capt. Samantha Lockard, each of Sidney, Shelby County Commissioners Julie Ehmann and Tony Bornhorst, Toys for Tots Native Coordinator Robert Bloom, of Piqua, Shelby County Commissioner Bob Guillozet and Sidney Mayor Mike Barhorst. Reedy formally introduced the Mark’s Toys for Tots Bike Drive for 2021 on the courtsquare on Tuesday, Oct. 5. Reedy has been working to supply Shelby County youngsters with bikes since 2014.

Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Every day Information

SIDNEY — Mark’s Toys for Tots Bike Drive for 2021 is formally underway in Shelby County.

Organizer Mark Reedy introduced Tuesday that the occasion is coming again to Shelby County to supply bicycles for youngsters for Christmas. The primary bike drive was held in 2014 and the final time it was in Shelby County was in 2018.

Because the starting Reedy has been capable of increase funds and donated bikes for greater than 1,600 youngsters in Miami, Shelby and Darke counties.

“Mark’s Bike Drive is a grassroots fundraising effort that has now been embraced by our native space and Miami and Darke counties,” stated Reedy. “We have now been blessed with superior generosity. We stay up for working with the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program along side the Sidney-Shelby County Salvation Military once more this yr.”

Fundraising efforts are underway till Nov. 24. A donation of $90 will cowl the price of the acquisition of a brand new bike.

Donations could also be made on-line at www.MarksBikeDrive.org or by examine payable to Mark’s Bike Drive, 429 N. Important St., Piqua, OH 45356.

Mark’s Bike Drive is a 501c3 group and donations are tax deductible.

For extra info or to become involved, name 937-778-1353.

Mark Reedy, far proper, of Piqua, addresses, left to proper, Shelby County Salvation Military Representatives Capt. Katie Mayes and Capt. Samantha Lockard, each of Sidney, Shelby County Commissioners Julie Ehmann and Tony Bornhorst, Toys for Tots Native Coordinator Robert Bloom, of Piqua, Shelby County Commissioner Bob Guillozet and Sidney Mayor Mike Barhorst. Reedy formally introduced the Mark’s Toys for Tots Bike Drive for 2021 on the courtsquare on Tuesday, Oct. 5. Reedy has been working to supply Shelby County youngsters with bikes since 2014.