The Town of Boone has been awarded the “Bicycle Helmet Initiative” grant, which will give the Town seventy-five free youth bicycle helmets to distribute to the residents of Boone. In an effort to keep kids safe while riding a bicycle, the Bicycle Helmet Initiative program distributes helmets to children of low-income families.
The Boone Police Department will give bicycle safety tips and distribute the helmets to low-income families in the community at the “Kid's Zone” at the Boonerang Music and Arts Festival on Saturday, June 17th located at the Watauga County Public Library. NCDOT awarded a total of 23,000 helmets to 285 organizations, a record number for the Bicycle Helmet Initiative.
The full press release can be read at the link below.