2023 RCDA Bicycle Giveaway
The Richwood Community Development Agency (RCDA) has provided bicycles to local elementary school children during the Christmas holidays for the past 14 years. RCDA rotates donations to 3 or 4 Monroe City and Ouachita Parish elementary schools each year providing 2 bicycles per grade level (maximum 16 bicycles) for each selected school. This week, students attending Clara Hall, Jefferson, Madison James Foster, and Shady Grove Elementary schools received bicycles. RCDA initially began this activity as a toy giveaway approximately 20 years ago under the leadership of Margie Harris Davis. At that time children were allowed to make wish lists that RCDA attempted to fill. However, most children placed bicycles at the top of their lists. Therefore, since 2009 in collaboration with Academy Sports + Outdoors in West Monroe, current members ensure that the RCDA tradition of providing at least 46 bicycles per year to elementary school students continues.