CAMPBELL, Ohio — Free bikes were given to 54 Campbell elementary students Friday afternoon.
The students earned the brand new sets of wheels because they passed the reading and math parts of the Ohio Achievement Assessment last school year when they were in fourth grade.
The bike give-away started eight years ago and more than 400 students have earned a free bike.
“I live in Campbell, so I drive down the street and see them riding the bikes, that makes me real proud because they wouldn’t be riding those bikes of we didn’t do this,” said Dr. Robert Walls, Principal, Campbell Elementary.
The Campbell Ecumenical Council funds the bike project with a number of fundraisers.
Area churches and businesses also donated to the cause.