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Lauralynn Project's visit to Worland rescheduled

WORLAND – Due to inclement weather in the Cody area, the Lauralynn Project was unable to visit Worland Saturday to give away around 120 bikes to children who couldn’t afford to buy one.

Founder, Richard Perkins stated that the new date will be March 16 in the Blair’s parking lot 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Lauralynn Project was created two years ago after a woman in Cody, Lauralynn had her only form of transportation to and from work, her bicycle, stolen. Perkins said he saw her post on Facebook about having her bike stolen and offered a bike he had in the shed that he wasn’t using. Upon learning that her two children also didn’t have bikes, Perkins said he bought them bicycles at a garage sale.

Perkin’s granddaughter, Talisha Cross, moved by the actions of her grandfather, asked him to start a program to help other children who didn’t have bikes.

If anyone has a bike they would like to donate, Perkins can be contacted via his Facebook page or they can call him at 307-250-0132. Perkins will also be accepting bikes in any condition while in Worland. He stated that the only bikes that he won’t accept are mountain bikes as they have become too expensive to recondition and take up too much room in his trailers.