Bikers are revving up for Toy Run
The 16th annual Tahoe Toy Run will be held Oct. 7. Motorcycles will line up at the Horizon starting at 10 a.m. They will leave the Horizon and head down Highway 50 in parade formation, led by Santa Claus, to the Brother’s Place on Emerald Bay Road.
Entertainment will include raffle prizes, auction, barbecue, and live music featuring Cool Black Kettle. Event T-shirts will also be sold. Bikers from all over California and Nevada come to lend their support, each with a Christmas gift to donate. The Tahoe Toy Run is a major fundraiser for Christmas Cheer each year. Christmas Cheer, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing food to needy families and Christmas toys to underprivileged children in our community. Without the Horizon Casino Resort, this event would not be possible as they have donated their facilities and staff from the beginning. The South Lake Tahoe Police Department, Nevada Highway Patrol and South Lake Tahoe Fire Department are instrumental in the success of the event. The Brother’s Place lends its support each year providing the location for the event’s entertainment. Everyone is invited to attend. Free Happy Meal coupons will be provided to the first 100 children. Santa Claus will be attending to greet the children. The community support is incredible. Local merchants and businesses supply prizes for the raffle and auction. Their generosity is appreciated each and every year. Many motorcycle clubs assist with security and provide support in various ways. The motorcycle parade down Highway 50 is very impressive and we encourage everyone to come out and watch this unique event. The toy drop-off locations will be at the Horizon from 10 a.m. to noon and at the Brother’s Place until 3 p.m.
You don’t need a motorcycle to attend – everyone is welcome. While no admittance is being charged, a donation of a new toy or gift suitable for teenagers will be gladly accepted. Remember, it’s all about the kids.
For more information, call Toy Run coordinator, Mary Luckel, at (530) 541-4332. Christmas Cheer is open all year and can be reached at (530) 542-4934. The Toy Run is staffed by volunteers. All proceeds benefit Christmas Cheer.For more information, call Toy Run coordinator, Mary Luckel, at (530) 541-4332. Christmas Cheer is open all year and can be reached at (530) 542-4934. The Toy Run is staffed by volunteers. All proceeds benefit Christmas Cheer.
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