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Kid’s bicycle parade at Heritage Festival scheduled

Please join us for the kids bicycle parade at the Heritage Fest on Sept. 19. Your presence will encourage others towards good health. One lucky young person (17 or under) will win a $250 gift certificate to Gettysburg Bicycle and Fitness, donated by Thrivent.

Community Giver Parade Marshals this year are Reza Djalal and Tania Reyes.

Tania Reyes is a long time, beloved educator, originally from Chile. She often volunteers with the Interfaith Center for Peace and Justice, including the Peace Camp.  She graduated from Universidad de Playa Ancha in Valparaiso, Chile, with a Bachelor degree in education. She also has a Masters Degree in Technology, Applied to Education. She interned at Wilson College, earning certifications. It gives her great joy to make a positive difference.

Reza Djalal was selected for his generous, sustaining ways. He is the Market Manager of the Adams County Farmers Market. He serves on the board of the Interfaith Center for Peace and Justice and is a volunteer “friend” with Healthy Adams Bicycle/Pedestrian, Inc. (HABPI) He is a 2011 alumnus of Biglerville High and 2015 graduate of Saint John’s College where he earned a BA in Philosophy and History of Science/Mathematics. 

Knouse is donating a free can of Lucky Leaf Apple Juice to anyone that wears a helmet. 

Please find an application form here.

Past Community Giver Recognition recipients are: Judge Shawn Wagner, County Commissioner Jim Martin, Physician Dr. Rukhsana Rahman, Physician Dr. Kwadwo Baryeh, Health Provider Yeimi Gagliardi, past Gettysburg Council President Susan Naugle, Administrator Sheila Supenski, Judge John Kuhn, Land preservatist Deb Kammerer, Community organizers Tonya Mincy and Jean Odom; and Educators Arturo Sanjuan, Dr. Scott Hancock and Lefty Biser.  

Please encourage your friends and relatives to attend and also, consider bicycling or walking  to the Heritage Fest, if possible. This year’s chair, Jen Yablonsky, can be reached at 415-730-4562.

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