BikesforBooks2020

Arya Shakya, center, a second grade student at Sunset Elementary School in Hermiston, was one of 25 Hermiston School District students to receive a bicycle from the Hermiston Masonic Lodge as part of the Bikes for Books Program. Jerad Farley, Sunset Elementary principal, left, and Josh Best, right, a member of the Hermiston Masonic Lodge, made a socially distanced delivery to Arya at her home.

Every year, the Hermiston School District partners with the Hermiston Masonic Lodge for the Bikes for Books Program. The Masons donated a total of 25 bicycles, five bikes to each elementary school, in Hermiston, and students had the opportunity to earn a ticket to be entered into a drawing for a bike.

Each quarter, in each elementary school, if a student in grades two through five met their Accelerated Reader (AR) goal by reading books, they were entered into the drawing to win a bike. At the end of the 2020 school year, winners were drawn from each of the grade classes, and then all the remaining tickets were put together for a winner of the last bike.

Even with COVID-19 this year, the Masons were still generous in continuing the program to provide bikes and helmets to students during the school shutdown.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.