Company assembles bikes for Midlands kids

Published: Mar. 16, 2012 at 9:39 PM EDT|Updated: Mar. 26, 2012 at 9:44 PM EDT
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BLYTHEWOOD, SC (WIS) - Inside the Spirax Sarco manufacturing plant, employees put together some very special items Friday.

"This has been an awesome experience," said Crystal Nesbitt.

She's one of more than a hundred workers who assembled bikes for 18 children with the Boys and Girls Club of the Midlands.

"It takes a lot of teamwork, thinking," said Nesbitt. "But it's worth it, knowing it's for such a great cause."

"Just to be able to do something fun, do something for the community," said employee Sabrina Witt.

"It's been great the engagement from the company," said Stephen Gow with Spirax Sarco.  "They've been excited having a lot of fun a great way to build morale.

Each one is uniquely designed.

"This bike will go to a young child named Diana" said Nesbitt.  "It's decorated really festive and I'm excited about her seeing it."

But employees didn't know the kids were coming Friday to pick up their new bikes, so the employees who put them together got to see their reactions and watch the kids test them out.

"It just makes me feel so good to be apart of these children's lives and I wish I could do more," said employee Lucinda Ginyard.

"It does my heart good," said employee Lawrence Moore.  "It's just a good thing and I feel good about it."

And the kids felt good about it, too.

"Thank you for building my bike," said 9-year-old Kyle Brantley. "I love it."

"It's all the different colors and it's all my favorite colors," said 7-year-old Darby Jones.

7-year-old Jada Sanders was excited, too.

"It's awesome," she said.

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