Texas producers provide bikes to Fort Worth children

By |  August 8, 2019
Photo: Texas Aggregate & Concrete Association

The bikes were assembled by both TACA volunteers and ELA participants at TACA’s Annual Meeting in June. Photo courtesy of TACA

The Texas Aggregates & Concrete Association (TACA) supplied nearly 100 new bicycles to children in the Fort Worth, Texas, area as part of the association’s Emerging Leaders Academy (ELA).

The Academy, through the Children’s Charities of Fort Worth, presented more than half of the bicycles to children on Aug. 3 at Fort Worth Trinity Park. The bike presentation was the second of two this summer.

Both TACA volunteers and academy participants helped assemble the bikes in June at the association’s Annual Meeting in Grapevine, Texas.

“The great thing about the Children’s Charities of Fort Worth is that it’s not just one charity; it’s an organization that helps 15 local charities,” says Kristel Perry, marketing manager for Capitol Aggregates and a third-year ELA participant. “We are proud that we get to help children from all different backgrounds.”

The total value of ELA community service initiatives over the past three years has surpassed $100,000 in contributions, including parts and labor. According to TACA, ELA is a three-year program designed as a platform for personal and professional development for members of the aggregate, concrete and cement industries.

Zach Mentz

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Zach Mentz is the managing editor for both Pit & Quarry and Portable Plants magazines. Zach is a graduate of the Tim Russert Department of Communications at John Carroll University. His previous experience also includes time spent in the Cleveland Indians communications department.

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