BVPD, Kiwanis bike registration drive ends with raffle drawing

Bay Kiwanis President Foster McMasters and BVPD Lt. Calvin Holliday draw the winning name from the bike registration raffle. Photo by Jim Potter

Dec. 1 marked the end of the Bay Village Kiwanis Club bicycle registration contest. A $100 gift certificate to Dick's Sporting Goods was awarded to the Deel Family of Bay Village for registering their bicycle at the Police Department. Their name was drawn from a list of names of those who registered their bicycle between September and Dec. 1. The winning name was selected by the Bay Village Kiwanis Club President Foster McMasters and Lt. Calvin Holliday of the Bay Village Police Department.

The Bay Village Kiwanis Club in cooperation with the Bay Village Police Department has been encouraging residents to register their bicycles. Registration ensures that bikes will be returned to their owners if lost or stolen and recovered by the police.

Each year the Police Department recovers 40 to 60 bicycles that sit unclaimed. After holding them for a while, they are donated to the Village Bicycle Cooperative where volunteers inspect, repair and either sell or donate them.

Registering a bicycle is free and simple. Take your bicycle, or the serial number stamped underneath the frame, to the Bay Village Police Department to receive a Registration Certificate to adhere to the frame. The certificate contains information to assist police in returning it to the rightful owner.

The Bay Village Kiwanis Club supports people in need here in our city, and around the world through our funding and actions. Bay Village Kiwanis club meets most Tuesdays at the Bay Village Methodist Church on the corner of Bassett and Lake roads. Join us for dinner and one of our meetings; visit for more information.

Stan Grisnik

news reporter for the Bay Village Kiwanis club.

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Volume 9, Issue 23, Posted 10:31 AM, 12.05.2017