Kids: Pick up a free light and wear it

Lots of kids are off to school before the sun gets up and going home after activities when we drivers of cars can’t see too well.

Two years ago (or so), the folks of Vashon bought baked goodies to raise money so kids could have free lights. Puget Sound Energy, Vashon Rotary, Thrivent Financial, Vashon Chamber of Commerce, Thriftway and especially Spider Ski and Sports donated money.

Spider bought a whole bunch of bike lights, and he still has many left. There is more money in the bank to buy more lights.

Kids, please go to Spider’s shop next to the Red Bicycle and Giraffe. Ask him for a light, and then use it.

Many people have come up to me and said that they almost ran into someone dressed in black or riding a bike during the dark hours.

— Wendy Wharton

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