JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Twenty five members of the Jackson Boys and Girls Club received a big surprise Saturday, and apparently, so did the people who were providing the surprise!
The kids were all handed free bicycles and helmets at the Marriott Hotel downtown. It took some time for them to load their new rides onto a school bus to take home.
The bikes were supplied by Brown Bottling Group, which held a team building exercise for employees Saturday morning. The workers were divided into teams and had to build a bicycle. But no one knew the bikes were going to kids from the Magnolia Boys and Girls Club.
"Most of them do not have bikes, they were more excited about what their mom and dad were going to say when they got this bicycle home! says Cindy Cobb, Development Director for Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Mississippi.
The bicycle recipients range from kindergarten age to 4th grade.