2017-11-11 / News

Toy run set for Sunday afternoon

BY BILL WILLCOX
COURIER-TIMES STAFF WRITER

A large group of motorcyclists will be riding through Person County on Sunday, Nov. 12, as the Steelhorse Strangers Motorcycle Club holds its eighth annual Toy Run.

The Toy Run is a benefit for Santa’s Helpers, dedicated to providing toys to disadvantaged children in Person County.

Registration begins at noon at the restaurant, followed by “kick stands up” at 1:30 p.m. Law enforcement will help escort the ride through Roxboro and along rural roads. The ride ends at the restaurant at 3:15 p.m. with food and fellowship beginning at 3:30 p.m.

Participants are asked to bring a new $10 toy or $10 donation per person. A meal is included with each donation.

In the event of severe weather, riders are asked to bring a toy and enjoy a meal at the restaurant.

Last year, 205 motorcyclists participated, and $7,100 was raised for Santa’s Helpers, along with more than 1,000 toys. Early indications this year are that the number of bikes could reach 300 riding down Madison Boulevard, according to the club’s Facebook page.

The first year, 2009, there were 60 bikes and the event has grown each year since.

For more information, contact Jarrett Shotwell at 919-972-1023.

Corection

In Wednesday’s edition of The Courier-Times, in an article about a fire at the Newell & Sons building, the location of the company’s manufacturing operation was misidentified. It is at the old Longhurst Cotton Mill.

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