Group to give bicycle to local veteran


This patriotically decorated bicycle won the Hancock County Veterans Park a new mountain bike, which will be given to a local veteran in an essay contest. (Photo provided)

HANCOCK COUNTY — A local veteran with a good story to tell might be the recipient of a set of new wheels from a winner of the city’s recent Bikes in Bloom contest.

The Hancock County Veterans Park group was one of two winners in this year’s inaugural downtown contest, in which businesses and civic groups elaborately painted and decorated bicycles to be placed in downtown bike racks. The idea was to beautify the historic district for spring, draw families and cyclists downtown and spur community involvement.

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