Press release from the Henderson County Toy Run:
FLETCHER, NC, October 13, 2015 – On Saturday, November 21, 2015, The 2015 Henderson County Toy Run gives participants the opportunity to provide toys and cash donations to make Christmas a truly joyous time for Henderson County abused and neglected children while enjoying the 24-mile parade route from Fletcher Park, to Fanning Bridge, down Hwy 280, onto Brickyard Rd. out to Hwy 64 onto Main Street to 3rd Avenue and ends at the Courthouse.
Toy Run Registration begins at 10 AM at the Fletcher Community Park, 85 Howard Gap Road, and ends at 1 PM. Every participant donating a new toy (valued at $15) or the cash equivalent will receive a BBQ sandwich lunch, be entertained with music provided by Billy Lowe Sound, and win door prizes. Toy Run t-shirts and sweat shirts will be sold. Additionally a 50/50 cash drawing and a Silent Auction will also coincide with the pre-ride activities. After a review of safety tips, the riders leave the park at 1:30 PM and wind their way across the County to the new Courthouse. The public is invited to attend the Motorcycle parade down Hendersonville’s Main Street over to the Henderson County Courthouse at end of the ride around 2:30 PM. Kimberly Carland, Chairman, says that, “The parade of motorcycles streaming into the courthouse is an awesome site! And watching the Courthouse steps fill with toys brings tears to your eyes.”
It’s About the Kids!
According to Arline Foster, Henderson County DSS Foster Care Program, “Nearly 150 children from infant to 18 years old are cared for by foster parents in Henderson County. Many of children in the Foster Care System came with just the clothes on their backs. The kids have expressed a desire to have their own books, puzzles, games, cars/trucks, baby dolls and even CD’s and MP3 players.” Even if you don’t ride a motorcycle – you can still help the kids.
For more information, contact Kimberly Carland at 828-606-2989 or Tammi Dudas at 828-698-6866.