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VIDEO: 36th Toy Run Roars Across Salina

Todd PittengerNovember 20, 2022

Hundreds of motorcycles gathered on a bright, sunny Sunday afternoon to roar cross Salina together. For the 36th year in a row area bikers collected and delivered toys for Salina children.

Over the years riders have had to endure some wild weather at the event. Everything from rain, to snow and bitter cold. This year the sun was shining, and the temperature was hovering around 54 degrees with a brisk wind out of the northwest.

Leading the way was the Salina Police Department, along with that jolly old elf  Santa in a utility terrain vehicle.

A long line of riders followed,  parading out of the Central Mall Salina parking lot carrying their toys.

Though all of the motorcycle riders and their passengers were dressed for the weather, many were also colorfully dressed for the season.

As the long line of riders snaked through Salina, citizens lined up along some of the route to wave and offer support.

After parading across and around town, the procession stopped at the  drop off their toys

After parading across and around town, the procession stopped at the Redeemer Lutheran Church on East Magnolia to drop off toys. Many then headed to a chili feed at Schmidt Motors on N 12th Street.

All of the toys collected as a part of the Toy Run event will be donated to the Ashby House and to the Domestic Violence Association of Central Kansas.

 

 

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