Children to Get New Bikes

Peavey Electronics Corporation donated over 200 new children's bicycles to Meridian's Wesley House Community Center and Hope Village for Children Tuesday. This is an annual event for the company.

"We try to do something for those who are less fortunate," said founder and CEO Hartley Peavey. "We bring in the bicycles, and our people volunteer their own time to put them together. It's wonderful to see everyone rally together this time of year."

In a small ceremony, Hartley and Mary Peavey presented the bicycles to Nell Grissom, executive director of Meridian's Wesley House Community Center, and Steve Johnson, director of Hope Village for Children.

Johnson thanked the Peaveys and the employees of Peavey Electronics for their contribution to the local community.

"I know the employees of Peavey Electronics enjoy this each year," said Johnson. "Everyone at Hope Village sure appreciates your generosity, especially the kids."

Wesley House Community Center in Meridian serves the Greater Meridian area and east central Mississippi with programs including childcare, GED assistance and medicine, and they also operate a free clinic one night every week.

Hope Village for Children provides specialized treatment programs, services and facilities to meet the individual needs of abused, neglected and needy children in the Meridian/Lauderdale County community. Both rely heavily on volunteers and donations.