Valerie Miller, Getty Images
Valerie Miller, Getty Images

The River Roads Chapter of the Harley Owners Group (HOG) is organizing a Christmas Toy Run to benefit The Salvation Army’s 2013 Christmas Toy Town programs in Quincy and Hannibal.

The Quincy Toy Run will start at 10:00am this Saturday, November 16th when the riders will meet up at the TNT Dealership at 52nd and Oak in Quincy. The bikes will ride in “parade formation” south on 48th to Maine, west to 5th, then north to Vermont and into the Kroc Center parking lot at 405 Vermont. Each rider (and passenger) will present a new toy to Salvation Army officials for the Toy Town program, which provides toys for families in need.

Those riding from TNT to Hannibal will stage at 12:30pm and depart from TNT at 12:45pm to arrive at the Hannibal Walmart at 1:30pm. From there they will proceed to The Salvation Army at 302 Broadway. Toys will be distributed on December 20th in Hannibal and December 18th and 19th in Quincy.

Toy Runs have become a part of many HOG chapters’ community efforts world-wide and often include hundreds of motorcycles, if weather cooperates. Good weather or bad, this year’s Toy Run will take place. Salvation Army Major Andrew Miller will participate in the ride.

Area residents, who would like to participate, can pick up an Angel Tree tag and drop off a new, unwrapped toy at TNT Harley Davidson at 5101 Oak Street by this Friday morning.

For more information, please contact the TNT Dealership at (217) 224-1004.

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