Bikers make a toy run

Charlene Hoeflich

October 8, 2013

POMEROY — Being sure that every child has something under the Christmas tree is a concern of Meigs County bikers who gathered in downtown Pomeroy Saturday for the annual toy run.

The run marked the 27th year that motorcyclists have raised money to buy toys for children in homes where funds for Christmas gifts just aren’t available. Over the years toy runs have brought in thousands of dollars for the project.

For many years the motorcycle club members raised the money, bought the toys, wrapped them and saw that they got to families in need. Last year they started working with the Meigs Cooperative Parish which annually carries out a children’s Christmas toy giveaway. The funds this year will go to the Parish and bikers will again assist with wrapping the gifts for the children and helping with the distribution.

At Saturday’s ride each biker made a donation of $10 for toys when they registered.Members also worked the streets collecting donations from motorists passing through town.

At noon the motorcyclists whose bikes lined Main Street were led out of town by the Pomeroy Police. Following the ride, they returned to Pomeroy for supper at the Eagles Club.