Six lucky readers at the Blue Hill Consolidated School won brand new Huffy bicycles on May 26 through the by the Bikes for Books program sponsored by the local Masonic Lodge, Ira Berry Lodge No. 128. The students from left are Tillie Marsh (standing in for winner Danielle Johnston), Miriam Nelson, Mazie Smallidge, MaKenzie Grindle, and Vanessa Sherwood. The sixth winner, Tyler Acampora, was absent. To the rear of the photo are Masons Loren Brown and Dennis Rackliffe, Jim Tasse of the Bicycle Coalition of Maine, School Counselor Megan Granger and Master Terry Wessel.
Sixty-five students in grades three, four and five participated in the program and read more than 1,100 books. Each time they finished a book, students could fill out an entry form for the bike raffle. On May 26, two students from each of the participating grades won a bike. All students were given a blinking bike safety button and a lesson on bike safety.