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Before winter, Santa rides a Harley

Sarah Gonser

Two hundred motorcycles, three classic cars and plenty of spectators showed up for the eighth annual Tahoe Toy Run Saturday.

Toy Run founder and organizer Jodi James said there were fewer participants than last year.

“I think the weather reports scared a lot of people away, but it was a beautiful day, and things went really well anyway,” James said.

The event was sponsored by Carson Tahoe Harley-Davidson and Horizon Casino Resort and has been one of the biggest fund-raisers for Christmas Cheer, a non-profit organization in South Lake Tahoe.

The parade began at the Horizon Casino Resort and ended at the Elks Lodge in Meyers, where participants donated canned food and toys.

“There were more toys donated than ever before,” James said. “But less cash than last year.”

The Tahoe Toy Run was founded by Gary and Jodi James in 1991 to benefit needy families in the Tahoe Basin and provide Christmas gifts for kids.

James thanked Mary Luckell and Sandy McKnight for their help organizing the event.

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