HeadStart raises funds for St. Jude

By Joseph McCain
The Winston County
Journal

Winston County Head Start had dozens of children taking laps on
tricycles and scooters for a good cause Thursday, at its annual
Trike- A-Thon to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

“We are teaching the children the importance of giving as well as
bike safety,” said Irene Smith of the Head Start.

The headstart classes along with the staff raised over $19,500. The
center recognized the students and staff who raised the most funds.
Students raising the most funds were Kameron Lewis, Zavion Shantin,
and Ayden and Asa Evans.

Over the years Smith noted the staff and students were very proud to
help St. Jude and were thankful for the support in the community to
help raise the funds.

For almost an hour, the children raced around a track outside the
Louisville Coliseum gaining smiles and having fun as parents, Head
Start staff, Buffalo Soldier Motorcycle Club and Louisville Police
Department officers watched and ensured safety.

“The children have been really excited about raising the money,”
Smith said.

“They know they’re doing it for a good cause and get to have fun
riding their bikes.”

The center also recognized the children who best decorated their
bikes for the event.

In addition to helping people, the children received bicycle safety
training.

Louisville Police Chief L.M. Claiborne reviewed bike safety with all
the children.

Chief Claiborne explained to the students: Remember to always wear
your helmet was the first rule, never ride in the streets was the
second, always watch out for driveways was the third and be safe was
the fourth.

Several parents and grandparents came to help the children out and
cheer them on.