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Saturday:) Some Seriously Sweet Bikers

3 Dec

“If you don’t ride in the rain, you don’t ride.”

~Author Unknown


It was a dark and dreary and rainy morning. Not the greatest day for the Annual Toys for Tots Mortorcylcle Run here in McKinney. But, rain or shine, the ride was taking place. I’ve been attending this charitable event for several years now. NO! I don’t ride a motorcycle, (heaven forbid- I’m a big chicken) but my friends David and Karen Marks are coordinators, and proudly support the national Marine effort to bring toys and joys to children during the holidays. 

Unfortunately, the cold temps, drizzle, and threatening storms kept a lot of bikers from participating. There have been as many as 700 or more participants in the past runs. This morning, probably around seventy five die-hard bikers braved the elements for this worthy cause. These are some seriously sweet bikers.

Santa, Mrs. Claus, and the Marines were on hand to collect toys. My friend David Marks, in the green jacket, has been coordinating the run for eleven years now. Thousands of Dallas area children receive toys during Christmas thanks to the Marines and the many volunteers and sponsors.