Quincy, MA – Dependable Cleaners has announced recent winners in its Read to Ride summer reading contest, sponsored by Dependable Cleaners, The Patriot Ledger, Farina’s Bicycle Center, and Bikes Not Bombs. Runner up prizes provided by Feenan Financial, McDevitt Law Group, British Beer Company, Dependable Cleaners, and So Big Marketing.
The Week 11 winner was Andres L., 10, from Auburndale. Andres picked his new bike from Farina’s Bicycle Center in Watertown, one of the Read to Ride program’s sponsors.
Andres’ winning book was I Survived the Children’s Blizzard, 1888 by Lauren Tarshis. Andres recommends the graphic novel series Amulet by Kazu Kibuishi. “The Amulet series is really cool because of all the action scenes.”
“Andres really loved the Read to Ride program,” says Diana, his mother. “He would read every night before going to bed—sometimes for an hour or more!”
Andres is excited for 6th grade because he can finally join the cross-country team. In school, he likes studying math and history. Basketball and soccer are some of Andres’ favorite sports, and defense is his favorite position.
The 2019 Read to Ride summer reading program has concluded for the year. Running from May to August, Read to Ride is an annual summer reading program that encourages students aged 5-15 to read books during summer vacation for the chance to win a bike. We would like to thank all the students, schools, libraries and local organizations who participated and made this year a success. We appreciate the community support and are proud to have engaged over 350 students this year to read over 2,580 books!