On Saturday morning, motorcycles will hit the road in Scottsboro to help Jackson County Christmas Charities.
Come rain or shine, and the sun is supposed to shine Saturday, the 6th annual Toy Run will begin with registration at 9 a.m. at Captain D’s. Motorcycle riders will leave at 10 a.m. and return at noon, with the starting and returning point at the Captain D’s, located at 2308 South Broad Street in Scottsboro.
Entry fee per rider and passenger is a toy (or group of toys) valued at $10 or more. Cash donations of $10 or more will be accepted in lieu of toys.
The Toy Run began six years ago when Believers on Bikes contacted Christmas Charities. The club handles the registration forms, the route and the actual ride. And they give Christmas Charities the proceeds.
Robbie Copenhaver, president of the Christmas Charities board, said the toy run is a great thing.
“It’s pretty impressive,” said Copenhaver. “It’s a great group of men and women who come from all over to ride.”
Copenhaver said all involved say a big prayer before the ride begins. After the ride, Captain D’s gives all riders a free meal with registration verification.
In most years, there are usually over 30 bikers that take part in the Toy Run, raising around $600, plus large boxes of toys each year.