Polk County Toy Run this Saturday

Published 2:04 pm Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The annual Polk County Toy Run, a motorcycle ride that gathers toys and raises money to help needy families in the area, will take place on this Saturday, Nov. 27.
The Toy Run will start at the Saluda Fire Department at 11 a.m. with the bikes arriving where they will be welcomed with a barbecue lunch, DJ music and free give-aways.
The parade will pull out at 1:45 p.m., led by Santa and a truck full of toys. In tow behind Santa will be hundreds of motorcycles with hundreds more toys.
The parade will arrive in Tryon at 2 p.m., then will pass through Landrum at 2:15 p.m.
The motorcyclists will then pass through Green Creek, Mill Spring and will arrive at their final destination at the Polk County Courthouse in Columbus at 2:45 p.m.
Toy Run organizers welcome the public to come out and be on the streets at one of these locations to support the motorcyclists. And don’t forget to bring the kids so they can see Santa and the motorcycles.
Toy run coordinators recently announced that Polk County High School senior Chelsea Carter was the winner of the T-shirt design contest for this year’s Toy Run. Carter won a $100 prize and a T-shirt. Carter’s design was chosen from many that were sent to the Toy Run committee.
All proceeds from the Toy Run will be donated to Steps To HOPE, the Polk County Department of Social Services and Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry.

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