BY LISA WARREN
Hundreds of motorcycle enthusiasts took part in the 5th Annual Greene County Toys for Tots Toy Run held on Saturday.
The parking area at Big Lots was crowded with motorcycles of all shapes and sizes on Saturday afternoon between 1 and 2 p.m. as participants registered for the event.
The annual toy run is jointly organized by Clubhouse Custom Cycles and the U.S. Marines to benefit the Greene County Gifts for Kids program.
"The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens," said Marine Gunnery Sgt. Eric Baker, who co-organizes the annual event with Dave Caldwell, of Clubhouse Custom Cycles.
Participants were asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy or $10 to take part in the toy run.
The amount of toys collected from the event has not yet been reported by the organizers.