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Annual Toys For Tots Toy Run Draws Big Crowd


By: Emily Johnson
December 8, 2013

Tallahassee, FL - Imagine more than 700 motorcycle riders from across the Big Bend donating gifts to Toys For Tots. Well that's exactly what happen this morning.

Riders filled the Harley Davidson parking lot Sunday morning for the Annual Toys For Tots Toy Run. Harley Owners Group or HOG as they're called sponsored the Toy Run. As a whole the entire group of riders were out to prove bikers aren't as rough and tough as what you've see on t.v. "Bikers get a bad rep or they have in the past and most bikers that I've met are just wonderful people," said Jeanne Giuliani, HOG Assistant Director.

For U.S. Marine Corps 1stSgt Retired Gus Daniels, Jr, events like this prove to him that there's a lot of good in the world. "I've been committed to this event because children those who are less fortunate are blessed by those who have been a blessing," said 1stSgt Retired Daniels.

The riders were wrapped around the parking lot at Harley Davidson when kickstands went up at 11A.M. and riders headed out. They took a route of heading south on Capital Circle and ended at the Miller's Ale House on Apalachee Parkway. Once the parade made it to Miller's riders lined up with stuffed animals, games and bicycles to give to the toy drive. Toys For Tots has two more week until they can distribute the gifts on December 21ST. "It's going to be a real fast two weeks coming up, but it's going to be worth it in the end, the kids....we won't get to see them but we're going to know that they're going to be happy," said Rodney McCoy, Marine Corps League Past Commandant.

From Miller's Ale House the toys will be distributed to the 117 Toys For Tots locations through out the Big Bend.


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