Engines will fire and motorists will roar upon metal steeds as patrons of the 22nd annual Marion County Toy Run travel from Marion to Hillsboro on Nov. 7 to benefit underprivileged county children.
Sponsored by the Sons of American Legion 366, ABATE of Kansas District 9, and Route 56 Classic Cruisers, each participant should plan to donate one new toy as an entry fee.
Toys, donations, and money raised are given to community Christmas trees, area ministerial organizations, and county children’s service organizations to provide a better holiday season for many county kids. Over $162,000 has been raised in the past 21 years.
The Toy Run will begin at 1 p.m. Nov. 7 at Sher Bowl Lanes, 131 S. Thorp St. in Marion.
Toys will be collected for distribution at Hillsboro State Bank, followed by the auction and chili feed at Hillsboro American Legion Post 366.
Donations may be sent to Marion County Toy Run, care of Hillsboro SAL 366, 405 S Floral Dr, Hillsboro KS 67063.