Tuesday, December 23, 1997

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR CHRISTMAS EVE EVENT

At 2:00 pm on Wednesday, December 24, (Christmas Eve) Santa Claus and his helpers (staff from the Growlersburg Conservation Camp located just one mile west of Georgetown) will depart from the Camp to deliver newly refurbished bicycles in a red stake truck/sleigh to families in the Black Oak Mine School District. Children at each of the 30 or more stops will be able to pick out their own bicycle. Each child will also get a new helmet and another gift donated by state employees.

The media is invited to accompany Santa and his helpers as they distribute the shiny like-new bicycles to children who might otherwise not get their Christmas wish. The bikes were donated to the Conservation Camp where inmates rebuilt and painted them. This is the 24th year for the Growlersburg bicycle program.

Contact: Lt. Ken Casler
Growlersburg Conservation Camp
5440 Longview Lane
Georgetown
(530) 333-4244

NOTE TO TELEVISION ASSIGNMENT EDITORS: "B" roll of the inmates refurbishing the bicycles will be available from Lt. Casler at the Camp.