Lighted bikes gathered for a night time ride through Key Largo neighborhoods for the third annual Lighted Bike Ride to benefit Mrs. Claus and a merry cause on Dec. 13. Beginning at Tropical Realty at MM 103, oceanside, the ride made various stops, including the Christmas tree at the Murray Nelson Government Center. Deputies from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office provided safe crossing during the event. Mrs. Claus, a Merry Cause was born some 19 years ago when local realtor Jane Wasmund contacted the Key Largo Post Office to ask the question of “who answers the Santa mail.” Since then, actual wishes from local children have been by Wasmund. Mrs. Claus doesn’t just hand out wrapped boxes, but she also keeps the magic, love and spirit of the holiday season alive for families. The ride was sponsored by Wasmund, Wendy Ives and Rhonda Hixon.

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