POMEROY — Dozens of kids who might not otherwise get Christmas gifts will be remembered because of the dedication of Meigs County Motorcyclists who for the past 26 years have staged a toy run.
This year’s event was held Saturday and about a hundred motorcyclists turned out to donate to the project and to encourage others to give. Members staged a “fill the helmet” campaign giving motorists traveling along Main Street the opportunity to contribute to the project of remembering disadvantaged children at Christmastime.
The event not only had the philanthropic feature, but it provided a fun time for the bikers. Motorcyclists registered at Gloeckners where each one made a $10 donation before the kickoff. Leaving Pomeroy, they traveled to Chester, stopping at Summerfields,visited the River City Sports Bar in Pomeroy, Mizway at the intersection of Ohio 7 and 143, and then on to Corn Hollow where they enjoyed food and entertainment, had a Chinese auction, sold t-shirts, and had a 50-50 drawing to raise more money.
All of the money raised will be given to the Meigs Cooperative Parish which this year will be handling the distribution of toys. Beginning on Nov. 1 and continuing through Nov. 30, applications will be taken at the Parish from those who need a helping hand in providing their children with Christmas gifts. To be eligible to participate families must fall within the federal poverty guidelines.