Milan High School Students Collect Bikes For Local Children

56 bicycles were collected through the Bikes for Tykes program.

(Milan, Ind.) - Milan High School continued a tradition of giving by collecting bicycles for the local Bikes for Tykes program. 

Teacher, Jeff Stutler, tells Eagle Country that even as a small community, they were able to come together to collect 56 bikes for children in need this holiday season.  

"Through the generosity of our students and small community we were able to donate 56 bicycles to underprivileged children and give them the Christmas experience that so many of us fondly remember," says Stutler. 

A tradition that was started 23 years ago by retired teacher, Steve Gutzwiller, still proves to be an important part of Milan High School. Gutzwiller still participates to this day. 

This year, the 'Seminar and Service' and 'Prep for College and Careers' classes took on this project to make it the success that it quickly became. 

Students in the classes started to raise awareness by placing donation jars in the schools GP classes, offices, and cafeteria with a bicycle picture and dollar goal for each jar. Fliers were handed out to individuals and businesses to explain the Bikes for Tykes drive and the costs of bicycles if they wanted to donate. 

Margaret Mary Hospital has even gotten involved by providing a helmet with every bike donated. 

Today, bicycles were delivered to Saint Paul Lutheran church in Milan. The church will then distribute the bikes to local families before Christmas.

Although the Bikes for Tykes drive is over for the year, donations can still be accepted. Funds collected would be applied towards next year's drive. 

If you would like more information on Milan High School's Bikes for Tykes program, you can contact Jeff Stutler. 

More from Local News


Free Summer Meals Available to Students Across Indiana

Several Summer Food Service sites are located in southeastern Indiana.

Milan Gym Lobby Dedication Set for June 17

Players from the 1954 championship team will be there. The event is open to the public.

Local Sports Report - June 8, 2023

Area golfers competed at the IHSAA Regional on Thursday.

Rising Sun Baseball Set for Trip to Jasper for Semi-State

Community members are invited to send off the Shiners on Friday afternoon.

Batesville's Schebler to Play in North South All-Star Game

Schebler is the 9th player in Batesville history to be selected to play in the All-Star Game.

On Air

Your Hometown Radio Station playing
Billy Currington - It Don't Hurt Like It Used To

Buck Owens and Dwight Yoakam Streets of Bakersfield 0:20
Corey Kent Wild as Her 0:17
Garth Brooks Rodeo 0:13
Jameson Rodgers Cold Beer Calling My Name 0:09