The Knights of Columbus of St. Rita Catholic Church in Wellington will once again spread Christmas cheer to dozens of underprivileged children in the Glades.
This year’s trip to church locations in Pahokee and Belle Glade is set for Saturday, Dec. 17. The deliveries will include the bicycles, helmets and a magic show for the children to enjoy.
The Knights of Columbus have been purchasing bicycles as gifts for underprivileged children since 2010.
The project became a passion for Jerry Fonda and the Knights of Columbus. The effort became an annual project, which has led to more than 328 bicycles purchased over the last six years.
Unfortunately, Fonda passed away in February 2015, yet his spirit remains with those that he touched and loved. As a result, the annual Jerry B. Fonda Christmas Bike Drive has been established to keep the tradition alive.
Special thanks to the members of the Knights of Columbus Council #8419, community donations, Mike Carroll and Project 425, Hank Feinberg and members of the Sam Schwartz Society of American Magicians Assembly #274, Charles Coleman and Carlos Lopez at Walmart in West Palm Beach, and Marc Kaye of the Children Helmet Initiative and Legislative Defense Fund. (CHILD).