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Blessing of the bikes

Rev. Mark Santucci, with Saint David's Episcopal Church, blesses a bicyclist during a drive-through blessing of the bikes, organized by TheCharityChallenge.net, at the church in Gales Ferry on Sunday May 13, 2020.

The event was a fundraiser for various local organizations, including TriCircle Inc., Reliance Health, Veterans Rally Point and Safe Futures. "We wanted to do something to help these organizations," said organizer Ceci Iliff.  The charity´s annual fundraising Poker Run & Music Fest planned for September was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Sarah Gordon / The Day)

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