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Some local children will have a better Christmas this year thanks to a couple of Ironton business owners.

Don Schwartz and John Dickess started a donation program that helps underprivileged children get new bicycles for Christmas.

Last year instead of having a company gift party, they decided to give back to their community and raised enough money to buy 32 bikes.

That got the attention of other businesses and this year donations began pouring in.

This year they already have over 100 bikes and say the need is always more than they can handle.

They say they have a list of over 700 local school children who may not get Christmas presents this year.

They will hold a Christmas party for the kids at Ironton High School on Saturday, December 8 at 5 p.m. 

The kids will be treated to free pizza, drinks, and cookies complete with a visit from Santa and another surprise guest.

Anyone wishing to donate can stop by Dickess Auto on Park Avenue, or Advance Auto Parts in Ironton.

Cash and checks are welcome.