Most Holy Trinity Parish in north St. Louis is collecting bicycles for the young people of Hyde Park. The bikes will be given away at a Christmas in July barbeque held in the parish garden Saturday, July 26. If you have a bicycle of any size in working condition that you would like to donate, contact the parish office at (314)241-9165. You can arrange to bring the bicycle to the parish, or have a member of the bicycle project committee pick it up at your house.
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