Cheryl with the toy
and food runners at the Rood Center
20th Toy Run
brings out more than 1,500 bikes
(Saturday December 10,
long parade of motorcyclists left the Eric Rood government
center in Nevada City at noon Saturday, winding their way down
Broad Street, over to Main and Mill streets in Grass Valley and
into the fairgrounds on McCourtney Road, where more than 3,600
toys and food items were donated for needy children and
families. Cheryl and Sue say the line of motorcycles was so long
that it stretched from the Rood Center in Nevada City to the
Fairgrounds in Grass Valley.
Click here and experience the ride.
Lots of bikes at the
Ted Gilbert and Sue McGuire.
Getting ready to
start the toy run to the Fairgrounds.
Heading into Nevada
City, and down Broad Street.
Broad Street in Nevada City. It's estimated the turnout of 3,000
people and 1,591 motorcycles made Saturday's 20th toy run the
biggest ever. Event coordinator Thom Staser said, "I don't think
I've had as positive of a Toy Run as this one."
we're on Main Street in Grass Valley.
down Mill Street in Grass Valley towards the Fairgrounds.
parking...donators take their toys and food to the barn.
Gilbert, Sue and Mert Austin sharing a photo.
Thom figures, “All
the kids got at least one toy and everybody got fed. The weather
was great and there wasn't anybody having a bad time.” He
estimates that about 25,000 children have been served during the
Toy Run's 20 year existence.