By Charlene Hoeflich
December 19, 2013
POMEROY — A total of 154 children in 71 disadvantaged families will find toys under the Christmas tree, thanks to area bikers who had two runs to raise money to make their toy purchase.
Fund raising for the holiday project began in May with the Memorial Day Run, and continued until late summer with a toy run..
Families unable to purchase toys for their children registered at the Meigs Cooperative Parish where their eligibility was established prior to being placed on the recipient list.
The bikers purchased the toys spending over $8,000, bagged and marked them according to the needs of each family, and then met at the Cooperative Parish on Saturday morning where the families came in to claim the bag of Christmas toys for their children.
Other toys distributed the same day were some from RACO which has contributed to the Parish project for several years, and others were from Meigs County Jobs and Family Services.