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‘Tots’ run slated

‘Tots’ run slated

Posted: Wednesday, October 8, 2008 2:05 pm

 The Messenger. 10.08.08

The Mid-South Toys for Tots motorcycle run and parade will be held at the Round House at Reelfoot Lake State Park near Tiptonville Oct. 25. Motorcycle riders and each passenger participating are asked to bring at least one new, unwrapped toy for donation to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program.

These toys will be distributed to needy children in this area for Christmas.

All bikes will be welcome, a spokesman said.

Registration will begin at 11 a.m. and the parade will begin at 1, escorted by the Lake County Sheriff’s Department. Following the parade, the run will begin and from 3-5, a group of local musicians, “Funky Finger,” will donate their services to entertain participants.

Sandwiches and soft drinks will be available for purchase and the event will end at 5.

Each participant making a $5 cash donation to the Toys for Tots program at the event will receive a commemorative lapel pin and two chances to win door prizes donated by local manufacturers and businesses, including a power washer from Briggs and Stratton Power Products of Newbern.

The event is being hosted by SCV Mechanized Cavalry and is sanctioned by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.

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