Local businesses come to the aid of West Fargo Bike ManWest Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Three area businesses are coming to the aid of a West Fargo man, and in turn children who need bikes.
Three area businesses are coming to the aid of a West Fargo man, and in turn children who need bikes. Keith Schoon has been fixing up old bikes out of his garage for 3 years. Some he sells, others he just gives away to kids in need. He's on a fixed income, so the $3,000 fence he needed was not going to come easy….That's until a few good neighbors came along.
The news came this afternoon on the Jay Thomas Show. Local businesses banded together donating the materials, labor and money to build the fence around Keith Schoon's bike yard.
Keith Schoon – Fargo Bike Builder: "It’s just so phenomenal. I just, it’s beyond anything that I'd ever thought could possibly happen."
The problem first came up about a year ago when some complained to the city that the bikes had become an eyesore.
Keith Schoon: "It just made me sick. I thought if I can’t have bikes out, I’m not going to be able to sell bikes."
With a city ordinance to enforce it couldn't do much but to ask him to build a fence. Schoon has been on disability pay since 2003, so it was a few calls from our radio host Jay Thomas.. and good neighbors like Dan Garman who donated 100-bucks to the build..
Dan Garman – Keith’s Neighbor: "You gotta do something to keep that going. I don't know what better way to do it then to give him some money."
So tonight in West Fargo, a show of support by the ones who appreciate his work so much, and the belief good things can come to those who keep the faith.
Keith Schoon: "I says ‘Lord if you want me to keep doing bikes, helping others, then you’re going to have to come up with a way for me to build a fence’ and man he sure answered. So much more than I expected."
BWC Solutions, Newman Fence and State Bank and Trust are all teaming up to get this fence built for Schoon.