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Toy Run

As the skies cleared and the sun came out Sunday, dozens of bikers showed up for the annual Toy Run.

For the past three years bikers with the Iron Ravens have been helping Wakulla County's fire rescue squad collect toys for Christmas. Each year they hit the streets hoping to collect as many toys as possible for the children in Wakulla County. This year may have been their best yet.

John Jefferson, a St. Marks volunteer firefighter, said, "Last year it was cold, I think we had 80 bikes and still got over 100 toys. Today's a beautiful day. We're hoping to have the biggest turnout yet."

More than 100 bikes hit the streets in search of sun and socializing. Armed with toys on their bikes, they pull in to chat for a while and check out the muscle engines next to them.

Iron Raven Scott Stearman added, “This is the third year and we're trying to raise toys for the Christmas party with the volunteer fire department in St. Marks, Florida."

Then they hit the road and it is an impressive sight as other motorists on Woodville Highway paused and let the teams take ownership of the tar top. This year was indeed their best with more than 100 cyclists helping out.

The Iron Ravens will hold the Christmas party at the Fire Department and they'll drive Santa in on a motorcycle to give out the toys.


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