Toy Run Brings in Hundreds of Toys for Region 8 Children

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -- Over three hundred bikers are helping deliver Christmas cheer to children in Region 8.  The 24th annual toy run was held this afternoon where the bikers drove through Jonesboro with toys strapped to the backs of their motorcycles, all to help someone else.

"All these people are out here today to bring toys to the children," said Sandy Kirksey.

"The cause is under privileged children who would normally not get Christmas without the help of these bikers," said Curtis Kirksey.

The ride happened Saturday afternoon and went across the city.  For everyone involved the only price they had to pay is the toy many strapped to the back of their bike.

"The admission for it each year is just one toy.  When you give that toy, this year we're going through the salvation army to help them get to where they need to be," said Curtis Kirksey.

Something they will keep doing for years to come.

"It makes you feel good giving back to the community," said Kirksey.

The Salvation Army was on hand Saturday to take the toys so they can distribute them to needy kids.

The event was sponsored by ATG Electrical Contractors, Car Today, Sign Works, Police Supply Company, and the DARE Program.

The event was also hosted by ABATE District 2 and the Association Motorcycle Club.