Arpin group gifts local girl with trike
By Julie Schooley
ARPIN – On Oct. 13, the small town of Arpin came to together to celebrate a young lady from the community.
The Arpin Advancement is a group of approximately 30 Arpin area residents. This group gets together to hosts different community events, including: the annual Easter egg hunt, truck pulls, and the Christmas parade.
The group also sponsors a child or family from the Arpin area each year during the Christmas season. This year, they chose a young lady from the area that has Down syndrome.
“We chose Cheryl because she is someone who is close to everyone’s heart here in Arpin,” explained Rick Engelbright, president of the Arpin Advancement.
Cheryl Lueck turns 15 on Oct. 22, so it seemed like the perfect time to surprise her. Cheryl is raised by her father, Richard Lueck, who the community knows as “Roadkill.”
When Cheryl arrived to her party, held in Arpin at Pair-a-Dice bar, the Arpin Volunteer Fire Department was ready and waiting in their fire engine to give her a ride around town. After she returned, she was surprised with a trike from the Arpin Advancement. Cheryl was very excited to receive the trike and rode it non-stop for at least an hour.
For more information on Arpin Advancement, call 715-650-0399.