First Posted: 1/15/2009
Saturday, November 11 proved to be a glorious day in Red Springs for nearly 500 motorcycles and their riders. The weather was perfect as the town of Red Springs hosted the annual Red Springs Toy Run. The event, now in its 7th year was the most successful yet. The toy drive was supported by the community and drew motorcyclists from all over North and South Carolina. This event has been earmarked by many as the “event to attend” by most bikers in the area.
This years ride earned nearly $5000 in donations, in addition to the donated toys, which will be used to purchase toys for needy children in the communities of Robeson, Scotland and Hoke counties. Riders from all venues joined together to support the largest ride in the area this year. Additionally WKML radio was live at the event providing support for this seasonal ride.
The Toy Run organizers wish to acknowledge the support of the town of Red Springs, especially the Red Springs Fire Department and Police Department. Were it not for the fire department and it’s chief, George “Leroy” Hall, the toy run would be homeless. Many bikers commented about the professionalism of the police and were impressed with the escorted support. Additionally, many local businesses donated their food products and beverages to feed the nearly 600 people who participated in the ride this year. The organizers wish to thank everyone who volunteered and supported this year’s ride. Additionally the organizers feel that it is important to acknowledge the support of the Robeson, Scotland and Hoke county Sheriffs department and the police departments in Pembroke, Laurinburg and Raeford for the assistance in riding safely through their communities. The Red Springs Rotary Club and the Chamber of Commerce continue to remain valuable partners in this event. Our children thank everyone for a very successful ride.