Students at St. John’s Preschool recently strapped on their helmets and rode their tricycles for a good cause.
The school held a trike-a-thon benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
“I think this is a pretty good idea because the money will maybe help a sick child get better,” said Eliason Arnett, a student in Lisa Appleby’s 4-year-old class, when asked what the trike-a-thon meant to him.
The parents, staff and children were given pledge forms and raised more than $1,600 for the cause.
The students learned about the importance of bicycle safety and the importance of wearing a helmet before participating in the trike-a-thon.
The preschool is at 101 S. Prospect St. in Hagerstown and is affiliated with St. John’s Episcopal Church. Registration is being accepted for the 2011-12 school year.
For more information, call 301-733-6520.