It’s Toy Ride Time – Southern Standard

As surely as Santa Claus is a sign of the approaching Christmas season, in Warren County that sign is the sight of bearded bikers asking businesses for donations to help them spread smiles through toys.

Formerly known as Warren County Toy Ride, the Ron Hillis Memorial Toy Drive is in its 23rd year. The event is dedicated to the memory of an original organizer who passed away last year.

“We usually get a boatload of toys. It’s one of the biggest toy rides in the state,” said Toy Ride organizer Rob Wolford.

The Central Baptist Association acts as the toy distributor for the effort, once the toys are collected. “We supply all the toys and Jim Ramsey of the Central Baptist Association has taken over to distribute them, so anyone who wants their family to set up for us to supply toys should contact them,” Wolford said.

While monetary donations are appreciated, new, unwrapped toys are preferred. “Any money we get, we’re just going to turn around and buy toys with it anyway,” Wolford said. “Any cash or toy donation over $50 makes you a sponsor and your name appears on the back of over 300 t-shirts. And you’ll know you helped us put a smile on a kid’s face this Christmas. .”

Once the toys are collected, the ride will begin at the Plaza Mall on December 10 at 1 p.m. Bicycles, hotrods, trucks or any other means of transportation are welcome.

For more information or to donate, contact Rob Wolford at (931) 247-0331.

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