Gagnon Family to Donate Safety Bike Lights to Cyclists

John and Celia Gagnon and their family are donating bicycle safety lights to cyclists this Saturday, August 1, from 8 AM – Noon, in the parking lot of 75 Exchange Street, in memory of their daughter Emilee.  There are approximately 100 sets of lights available – first come; first served.

The lights are a set comprised of a white front light and a red rear light that strap onto the bicycle.  Batteries operate the front light, and a micro USB cable (that will be included) charge the rear light.   The white lights have 3 settings and red lights have 2. 

John Gagnon will assist with strapping the lights to bicycles, scooters, and other transport, if need be. 

Emilee Gagnon was 21 in 2013, when she passed away due to a bicycle accident in Ohio while on a cross-country trip to benefit Multiple Sclerosis.  John and Celia Gagnon and their family hope to heighten bicycle safety awareness with this small gift to the community in remembrance of Emilee.

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  1. Shaw Lively on July 30, 2020 at 7:18 am

    Thank you.
    Everyone who rides anywhere should have one.

  2. Celia Gagnon on July 30, 2020 at 8:40 am

    Just to clarify, our daughter was killed by a reckless driver who was speeding and went off the road. Not a bicycle accident. Emilee was doing nothing wrong.
    I wanted to share this important fact,
    thank you
    Celia Gagnon

    • Chris Cain on July 30, 2020 at 10:26 am

      We apologize for not making the cause of the accident clearer. Chris and Yvette Cain

      • Neola Thorsen on July 30, 2020 at 12:01 pm

        What an awesome thing to do. Our prayers are with you on EmileeπŸ™πŸ™πŸ™. God Bless.

  3. Diane Baldwin on July 30, 2020 at 12:24 pm

    very generous! Thank you

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