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Clinton County Bike Share debuts

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Clarence Bleska, Mat Greene, James Godfrey, and Ryan Bowman work together to assemble the bicycle docking station for Clinton County Homeless Shelter.

Clarence Bleska, Mat Greene, James Godfrey, and Ryan Bowman work together to assemble the bicycle docking station for Clinton County Homeless Shelter.


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From left are CCYC Executive Director Eric Guindon, Clinton County Homeless Shelter Executive Director Denise Stryker, and Jan Ferris of the Clinton County Board of Developmental Disabilities.


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DeJuan Marshall was a bicycle recipient as part of the CC Bike Share program.


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CCYC students with litter the collected on bike trail.


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Eric Guindon speaks to Make A Difference Day participants about the importance of community service and being a leader.


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Students from the Wilmington High School Interact Club and Wilmington College TKB fraternity pose after the litter clean-up. For more photos, see wnewsj.com.


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WILMINGTON — The Clinton County Youth Council (CCYC) hosted its 4th annual a Make A Difference Day Community Service event on Saturday.

Volunteers from Wilmington High School Interact Club, Wilmington College TKB fraternity, and CCYC students completed a litter clean-up of the Luther Warren Peace Path bike trail.

The “Clinton County Bike Share” program launched Saturday during the event. Sponsored by a grant from Health First for Clinton County and co-administered by Clinton County Board of Developmental Disabilities, the goal of the bike share is to increase access to transportation and exercise by providing bicycles and education to Clinton County youth and community members.

During the event, students worked with adult volunteers to learn about bicycle safety and maintenance, and then assembled their new bicycles. Students were given helmets (donated by CC Health Department) and bicycle locks. 6 bicycles and a docking station were donated to Clinton County Homeless Shelter for resident use.

Funds from the grant were also used to establish CCYC’s own bicycle maintenance/work station at their after-school youth center at 302 W. Sugartree St. Students are invited to bring their bicycles for safety checks and/or maintenance.

CCYC is Clinton County’s only free after school program for middle and high school age students that offers mentoring, academic support, daily snacks/meals, and positive youth outreach.

For more information, contact Executive Director Eric Guindon at 937-728-3523 or visit fb.com/1ccyc.

Clarence Bleska, Mat Greene, James Godfrey, and Ryan Bowman work together to assemble the bicycle docking station for Clinton County Homeless Shelter.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/10/web1_ccyc-6.jpgClarence Bleska, Mat Greene, James Godfrey, and Ryan Bowman work together to assemble the bicycle docking station for Clinton County Homeless Shelter. Courtesy photos

From left are CCYC Executive Director Eric Guindon, Clinton County Homeless Shelter Executive Director Denise Stryker, and Jan Ferris of the Clinton County Board of Developmental Disabilities.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/10/web1_ccyc-1.jpegFrom left are CCYC Executive Director Eric Guindon, Clinton County Homeless Shelter Executive Director Denise Stryker, and Jan Ferris of the Clinton County Board of Developmental Disabilities. Courtesy photos

DeJuan Marshall was a bicycle recipient as part of the CC Bike Share program.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/10/web1_ccyc-2.jpegDeJuan Marshall was a bicycle recipient as part of the CC Bike Share program. Courtesy photos

CCYC students with litter the collected on bike trail.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/10/web1_ccyc-3.jpgCCYC students with litter the collected on bike trail. Courtesy photos

Eric Guindon speaks to Make A Difference Day participants about the importance of community service and being a leader.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/10/web1_ccyc-5.jpegEric Guindon speaks to Make A Difference Day participants about the importance of community service and being a leader. Courtesy photos

Students from the Wilmington High School Interact Club and Wilmington College TKB fraternity pose after the litter clean-up. For more photos, see wnewsj.com.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/10/web1_ccyc-4.jpgStudents from the Wilmington High School Interact Club and Wilmington College TKB fraternity pose after the litter clean-up. For more photos, see wnewsj.com. Courtesy photos
Clinton County Bike Share debuts

News Journal