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Bike winner helps out her friend

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    Brooklynn Yuhas, 8, of Jim Thorpe, left, and Ryah Confer pose with Confer’s new bike Tuesday at Jim Thorpe’s National Night Out. Brooklynn won the bike but gave it to Ryah, whose previous bike broke. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

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    Jim Thorpe Police Chief Joe Schatz grabs a photo with Brooklynn Yuhas, left, and Ryah Confer Tuesday at the boorugh’s National Night Out event.Yuhas won a bike but gave it to Confer, whose previous bike broke. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Published August 09. 2018 12:55PM

It’s better to give than receive.

A Jim Thorpe girl took that saying to heart Tuesday night.

During the borough’s National Night Out celebration in Memorial Park, Brooklynn Yuhas, 8, had the winning ticket for a new bike provided by Shawn Kresge Electric.

Brooklynn already owned a bike and, instead of taking a second for herself, she knew someone who could use it more than her.

“My friend had been without a bike for some time after hers broke,” Brooklynn said. “I knew she really wanted one and I just thought it would be nice if I had the winning ticket to give it to her.”

When the winning moment came, Brooklynn’s friend, Ryah Confer, couldn’t believe it.

“She was so happy and started giving me hugs,” Brooklynn said. “It made me feel very good to be able to help her out.”

Brooklynn’s mother, Rashunda, was proud of her daughter’s thoughtfulness.

“Love her and her spirit,” Rashunda said on Facebook.

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