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Free bicycle helmets for everybody!

Oxford Fire Lt. Brad Horton fits Clear Lake Elementary second-grader Claire Spindler for a brand new bicycle helmet. (click for larger version)
April 25, 2012 - Once again, the Oxford Fire Department and the fine folks from McLaren Oakland (formerly known as POH Regional Medical Center) teamed up to teach Oxford's second-graders the importance of wearing a protective helmet while bicycling.

To help drive that point home, McLaren Oakland gave every second-grader a free helmet. That included 107 at Clear Lake Elementary, 170 at Daniel Axford elementary, 60 at Leonard Elementary and 80 at Lakeville Elementary.

Oxford firefighters were on hand at every school to ensure each child received a properly-fitted helmet.

Hats – or helmets – off to everyone involved in this worthwhile program!

CJ Carnacchio is editor for The Oxford Leader. He lives in the Village of Oxford with his wife Connie and daughter Larissa. When he's not busy working on the newspaper, he enjoys cigars/pipes, Martinis/Scotch, hunting and fishing.
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