DEARBORN HEIGHTS — In a contest that was a cooperative effort between Mayor Bill Bazzi and the Dearborn Heights Target store, two children won free bicycles.
The contest originated as part of a March 13 family food box and children’s book distribution sponsored by Bazzi at Annapolis High School.
The winning tickets were hidden inside two of the hundreds of books given away, which 7-year-old Dallas Shanaver and 9-year-old Taylor Wesley had received.
Bazzi said the event was a great success and the bicycles being provided courtesy of Target were the icing on the cake.
“It was a real pleasure seeing the smiles on their faces,” he said. “I want to thank all those involved for the support we received during our food and book drive, including the United Humanitarian Foundation and the Eternal Light Organization for their donations of food boxes and children’s books, our wonderful student volunteers from the Annapolis High School Key Club, the Edsel Ford High School Key Club, the Melvindale High School Key Club, the Crestwood National Honor Society and the Annapolis High School Basketball team, and a huge thank you to our friends at the Dearborn Heights Target store for their continued support of our community initiatives, and especially for their donation of the bicycles for this contest.”