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      Lexington Trike-A-Thon Promotes Bicycle Safety, Raises Money for St. Jude's Children Hospital

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      The Early Learning Academy in Lexington, Neb. will be hosting a trike-a-thon Thursday, May 9 to promote bicycle and tricycle safety as well as to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

      The trike-a-thon will teach safety tips with coloring sheets, stories and riding activities. The children will be able to showcase their riding skills at the Dawson County Fairgrounds from 5-6:30 p.m.

      Parents will collect tax-deductible donations to sponsor their child for the event. The proceeds will then go to the children's hospital.

      There will also be a dinner held that includes a hamburger, chips, drink and dessert for $3. In addition to the dinner, there will be a variety of raffle prizes. Raffle tickets are 50 cents each.

      Call Bob Ripp with Lexington Public Schools at 308.324.1841 for more information about the trike-a-thon.

      For more information about St. Jude Hospital, go to www.stjude.org.

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