Jimmy's New Wheels



Jimmy's New Wheels

Photo courtesy of Rob Burkhart

After several years of riding a Regions bike purchased by the tellers at the Gulfport branch, Regions higher-ups visiting the branch met Jimmy and decided it was time to buy Jimmy a new bike. After riding his bike every day for years, Jimmy's friend Rob Burkhart says it was time for a new one.

Regions paid for the bicycle, but Gulfport Police Department's Charley Squad collected money to pay for the accessories and assembly. Monday afternoon, a small crowd gathered to present the bike to Jimmy "Mr. Gulfport" Oswain.

Jimmy rides his bike everywhere, including to his job at Sweetbay and to Regions, where he always makes sure the tellers have the latest Sweetbay sale circular.