Macon church hosts 7th annual William Todd Beach ‘Bike-O-Rama’
It looks like Christmas came a few days early in Macon. Lizzie Chapel Baptist Church hosted its 7th annual William Todd Beach ‘Bike-O-Rama’.
Parents and children were all smiles as they awaited good tidings on their two-wheelers.
From ten-speeds to trikes, church members and organizers came together to purchase nearly 150 bikes for needy kids in the community.
“It’s just a great honor to be able to give these kids a bike and finally..I just feel like if a kid didn’t get anything else for Christmas they got one shiny bike that will make his Christmas,” said organizer James Taylor.
For the past 7 years, the William Todd Beach ‘Bike-O-Rama’ has continued to grow exponentially in its impact on the community.
Jacqueline Davis says she was overjoyed for her son when she found out that he was chosen by his school to receive a bike.
“He wanted a bike and he got one..when I got that phone call saying that he was gone get a bike and what time that i needed to be over here to pick it up,” she said.
According to Taylor, it’s investing in kid-centered projects, like this one, that are the road to a brighter future for the community.
“It makes me feel great because our community is more and more in need and I just pray to God that we meet the needs of people in our community around Macon and Middle Georgia,” he continued.
Before his passing in January of 2006, William Todd Beach was a heavily involved member of several outreach programs in Macon including Lizzie Chapel Baptist Church.
The Macon-native also held membership in the Christian Fellowship Softball League, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., and the 100 Black Men of Middle Georgia.
The bike giveaway was initially named and created in his honor by family and friends to memorialize his death and allow his legacy to live on in the community.