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Manassas Park Police Donate 30 Bicycles to Needy Children

The bicycles were donated by a local business owner who asked to remain anonymous.

Thirty children are the proud owners of new bicycles this Christmas, thanks to a collaborative effort by Manassas Park Police, Bull Run Bicycles and a generous anonymous donor.

Many of the donated bikes are new and still in the boxes, while others had never been used, but had sustained damaged in the store stockroom.

Manassas Park Police Community Resource Officer William "Quiz" Quesenberry reached out to Danny Quirk, the owner of Bull Run Bicycles in Manassas, for help in repairing the damage and restoring the bikes to a safe and like-new condition. 

"Danny was enthusiastic about helping the city of Manassas Park and agreed to assist in reducing the labor and parts charges to the police department," said Quesenberry, adding that Manassas Park Police distributed the bicycles to kids this month with the assistance of other public agencies. 

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Kris Day December 23, 2012 at 06:30 PM
This is really cool! Danny is a great guy and many thanks also to the Manassas Park City Police and the generous donor. This is a side note, but I really hope as a community we start raising the awareness of everyone needing to wear a helmet to ride a bicycle and skateboard. Please, if you see children without their helmets, stop what you are doing and speak to them about the importance. As Brian Hanifin mentioned in last months's Community Matters blog, it is the law in our city that everyone wear a helmet when riding a bicycle. And he related a firsthand account of a childhood friend he knew who actually died in a seemingly innocuous skateboard spill. Please take the lead in reminding our neighborhood teens and younger kids to always wear their helmets.

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