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 9 winner was Aksihiith B., 7, from Quincy. Aksihiith picked out his new bike from Farina’s Bicycle Center in Watertown, one of the Read to Ride program’s sponsors.
Aksihiith’s winning book was A River Ran Wild by Lynne Cherry. Aksihiith and his family moved to Quincy from India last year, so when it comes to starting second grade, he is excited about everything. “He just takes everything in,” his mother says. “Our new school system is entirely different than the one in India, so he really loves being in a new environment.” When he isn’t reading, Aksihiith loves painting and drawing. He’s also excited to learn volleyball and become a better cycler with his new red bike from Farina’s!
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!