The Lyons Police Department and Toombs County Middle School Ag Class made nine children and families very happy this Christmas. Chief Wesley Walker of the Lyons PD contacted Paige Williamson, Director of Toombs Family Connection, and explained that the department had several bikes they wanted to donate to children in need for Christmas.
Paige contacted the Toombs County Schools, and Mr. Joey O’Neal, Ag Teacher at TCMS, agreed to take a look at the bikes and have his students make the necessary repairs. Students really enjoyed working on this project. Mr. O’Neal said, “It is nice to be able to teach kids the importance of giving back.”
The Lyons Police Department also donated toys to three other Toombs County children in need. Bonnie Brantley from Safe Kids donated helmets for all six children who are receiving bikes. Chief Wesley Walker and Mrs. Williamson will deliver the bikes, helmets, and toys to the families.