Bikers collect toys for kids Saturday |

Bikers collect toys for kids Saturday

The 15th annual Tahoe Toy Run will be Saturday.

Motorcycles will line up at the Horizon Casino Resort at 10 a.m. then leave at noon, traveling in formation across town to the Brothers’ Place. The lead biker will Christmas Valley resident Santa Claus.

The Tahoe Toy Run is the major fund-raiser for Christmas Cheer, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing food to needy families and Christmas toys in this community.

Bikers from throughout California and Nevada participate each year.

After the bikers reach the Brothers’ Place, the party gets started. Cool Black Kettle will perform a concert, and there will be a raffle, auction and barbecue.

People can donate toys at the Horizon between 10 a.m. and noon, then at the Brothers’ Place, 888 Emerald Bay Road, after 3 p.m.

“The community support is incredible,” Toy Run coordinator Mary Luckel said. “Local merchants and businesses supply prizes for the raffle and auction. Their generosity is appreciated each and every year.”

The South Lake Tahoe Police Department, Nevada Highway Patrol and South Lake Tahoe Fire Department also help out at the event.

“Without the Horizon Casino this event would not be possible,” Luckel said. “They have donated their facilities and staff each year since its inception.

Free Happy Meal coupons will be given to the first 100 children, who will get to meet Santa Claus. For details, contact Luckel at (530) 541-4332.

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