Youngsters get bicycles

Ray-Ray Kekona (first photo) of the Paukukalo Boys & Girls Club zooms around the lot at Jim Falk’s Valley Isle Motors in Kahului after he and 249 other children from Maui received bicycles and helmets for Christmas from the dealership Wednesday afternoon. This is the sixth year that owner Jim Falk has sponsored the bike giveaway as a way of sharing the joy he felt receiving a bike for Christmas when he was a child.

Girls & Boys Club of Maui Wailuku Unit Director Victoria Satoafaiga (second photo) helps Isaiah Tabura, 10, adjust his new helmet Wednesday afternoon.

The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photos