BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Some kids in the Baton Rouge area will be riding around on a free, new bike this Christmas.
Attorney Gordon McKernan held his annual bike giveaway for the holiday season. The law office has given away close to 3,000 bikes over the last seven years. This year, they say they were able to give away about 450. McKernan says it was a gift and a memory from childhood about Christmas that made him want to do this.
“I know my mother was huge into it, huge influence on me, and that’s what started this whole bike giveaway, was receiving a bike one time when I was young and how much that impressed upon me and I enjoyed it and now I want to try and do the same for other people,” said McKernan.
McKernan says this was the first year they were really able to go across the state with this giveaway.