8-Year-Old Boy's Letter Sparks Bike Safety Day at Concord
Darien Patch - almost 5 years
Eight-year-old Hunter Long has never met the boy he calls “Big Hunter.”
Big Hunter is Hunter Himes, the 14-year-old Lakeview Junior High student who was hit by a car in February while riding his bike.
Hunter Long, however, says they share more in common than just a name.
“All the Hunters in the world would be broken if one of the Hunters were hurt,” Hunter said. “They really want to do something for him because they feel really bad for him.”
With the help of his mom, Ginny Long, Hunter came up with the idea of Hope for Hunter Day at Concord Elementary School.
“We feel this little mission: Let’s be Hunter’s heroes,” Long said.
On May 22, Darien Police Officer Nick Skweres will spend the day in Concord’s gym classes, making sure the kids’ bike helmets fit while giving them summer safety lessons.
The Longs will also sell Hunter’s Hope wristbands for $2 each, with all the proceeds going to benefit the Himes family. At the end of the day, there will be a raffle featurin
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