Community helps save Christmas for 47 children

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When God closes a door, he always opens another. This was truly demonstrated this holiday season.
During a burglary at my shop, Gonzie and Son’s Assembly Shop, most of my bicycles and bike parts were stolen and sold for scrap metal.
I could only think of the families who would not have bikes for their children during this Christmas season.
A special thank you goes out to Barbara Rutledge and Christopher Sardelli of The Lancaster News for the story printed on Dec. 9, 2012.
As a result of the story, an overwhelming number of bicycles and donations were received.
We were able to provide bicycles for 26 families - 32 boys and 15 girls.
A huge thank you to everyone who participated in any way in making this a Merry Christmas for 47 children.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh said, “One can never pay in gratitude; one can only pay ‘in kind’ somewhere else in life.”
Thank you to everyone for the miracles.

Gonzie Mackey
Lancaster City councilman