5th Annual Bike Build Continues Holiday Tradition at Reynolds and Reynolds
DAYTON, Ohio - December 03, 2011 - Families of Reynolds and Reynolds employees joined together early Saturday, Dec. 3, to assemble 100 bicycles to give as Christmas gifts to the families of local Ohio Army National Guard soldiers. For this year's event, which is the fifth annual Reynolds Bike Build, the bicycles will be given to children whose parents are serving with the Piqua-based Battery B, 1-134th Field Artillery Regiment, which deployed to Afghanistan in November 2011, and the Springfield-based 37th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, which will deploy to Afghanistan in January 2012.
During the Reynolds Bike Build, the children of Reynolds associates worked with their parents to assemble each bicycle, put the bicycles through a ten-point final inspection, and then tag each new bicycle with a hand-made holiday card signed by the youngsters who built the bike. Each new bicycle was also accompanied by a new bike helmet donated again this year by the City of Kettering.
All the finished bikes were lined up along the length of the Reynolds and Reynolds Headquarters lobby in preparation to be picked up by Guard members and taken to the Guard units' family Christmas parties.
"The Reynolds Bike Build is one of the more popular events every year among our employees," said Ron Lamb, president of Reynolds and Reynolds. "We always have a great turnout of Reynolds families, and it's especially meaningful for the children who help assemble the bikes. We all take a lot of pride at Reynolds in the ways we support the community, and this event is a very special one since it's a way to give back to the military families in the area."
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