Letter to the Editor:
I appreciated John Butters? article Monday sharing the story that almost 500 free bicycle helmets were distributed in our community from funds raised as RAGBRAI 2016 rolled through our town.
To clarify, all children in all preschools through 5th grade in Washington (including Washington homeschool students and Head Start) were offered a helmet last 2016-17 school year. This 2017-18 school year all new elementary school students to our school district were offered a helmet and the remainder of the helmets were given at Kidzfest 2018.
Please know that these helmets were given at no cost as the direct result of thousands of volunteer hours donated by hundreds of people in our community who generously gave their time and energy to make RAGBRAI Washington 2016 so successful!