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Published 4:41 pm Friday, November 3, 2017

Polk County Toy Run set for Nov. 25

This year’s Polk County Toy Run is set for Saturday, Nov. 25 to provide toys to children in need for Christmas in Polk County.

This year, organizers hope to have the largest number of sponsors at 140. Last year the toy run had 122 sponsors.

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The Toy Run begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 25 at the Saluda Fire Department, with motorcyclists leaving Saluda at 2 p.m.

Motorcycles will travel down U.S. 176 from Saluda through downtown Tryon and into Landrum, then into Green Creek and up Hwy. 9 to Mill Spring. The toy run ends at the Polk County Courthouse in Columbus.

Motorcyclists and residents can drop off toys at the courthouse, with the run usually ending there around 3 p.m.

Residents are encouraged to welcome the motorcyclists at the courthouse, as well as support riders as they come through each of the towns.

Money raised through sponsor-ships and toys brought to the toy run help ensure that children in Polk County have a bright Christmas. Santa also makes an appearance at the toy run as well.

The toy run is coordinated by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Steps to HOPE, the Polk County Department of Social Services and Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry. Toys collected from the run are distributed throughout the county by these organizations.

Contact Sheriff Donald Hill for sponsorship information at 828-894-3001. •