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Jane Edwards and Stono Park Students Receive Holiday Surprise

Bikes for Christmas Students at Stono Park Elementary School and Jane Edwards Elementary School received huge holiday surprises this week thanks to former CCSD teacher Katie Blomquist, her non-profit Going Places, local businesses, and volunteers from the community: FREE BIKES!
 
On Monday, more than 400 students at Stono Park found out through a live school-wide Zoom call they were getting brand new bicycles. Then on Thursday, another 70 scholars at Jane Edwards watched a message from Blomquist that broke the news they were all getting a new bike.
 
In the past few years, Blomquist and her non-profit Going Places have arranged for new bikes to be donated to every student at six schools: Pepperhill Elementary (2017), Mount Zion Elementary (2018), Edith L. Frierson Elementary, Sanders-Clyde Elementary (2019), Stono Park Elementary (2020), and Jane Edwards Elementary (2020). Several more schools have been a part of smaller bike reveals as well.
 
Overall, more than 2,000 students have received new bikes, locks, and helmets from Going Places!
 
Charleston County School District thanks Ms. Blomquist, Going Places, and all the local businesses and volunteers who have donated and continue to donate their time and resources to make this effort a reality.