In an ongoing effort to promote bicycle safety amongst the youth of Berlin, members of the Berlin Police Department participated in the 2013 “safe kids-wear lids” campaign. The program is designed to reward youths observed riding their bicycles while wearing helmets with a coupon good for a free ice cream redeemable at Pralines Ice Cream on Farmington Avenue.
This year’s campaign began in early June and ended on Labor Day with over 65 coupons distributed to local youths by officers. At the conclusion of the campaign, the Berlin Police Union with the assistance of Berlin Bicycle generously donated a new bicycle to 8-year old Carter Black, of Berlin whose name was randomly selected from the coupons redeemed at Pralines.
The Berlin Police Department would like to thank the Berlin Police Union, Jim Scarfo of Pralines Ice Cream and Chris Chisholm of Berlin Bicycle for their continued support.