Auction wheels in nearly $4,500 for YSB

DeKALB – DeKalb County Youth Service Bureau (YSB) held its 11th annual Spring Bike Auction and Garage Sale fundraiser on May 18. The event raised nearly $4,500, as 200 people purchased all 195 bikes up for auction.

Bikes were donated by the city of DeKalb, the city of Sycamore and members of the community.

“The weather was beautiful and we had a great turnout,” YSB Executive Director Jason Nicol said. “We had a record number of bikes donated this year. It was a great day.”

Proceeds support YSB programming, which includes counseling, 24-hour runaway and lockout assistance, drug and alcohol abuse prevention, school suspension and more. YSB’s mission is to assist youth as they build healthy lives and relationships with their family, friends and community.

“My husband and I loved coming to the bike auction. We like to bike to the grocery store and commute to work, so the bike auction was a great opportunity to get nice bikes for the summer and support a good cause,” Becky Zantout of Sycamore said. “All the proceeds go to YSB, so we felt great buying bikes.”

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