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Toy Run Rescheduled for This Weekend

Toy Run Foundation hosts its annual motorcycle toy run on Oct. 14

Weather permitting, the Toy Run Foundation will be hosting its annual motorcycle toy run Oct. 14, 2012. It has been rescheduled from last week.

The run leaves at 12:30 p.m., traveling a 65-mile scenic route through the Pines, ending at St. Mary's Parish Center, Manahawkin, for food and drinks. 

Police motorcycle units from Monmouth, Ocean, Atlantic and Burlington Counties will escort the run, according to Waretown Sgt. Dennis Jarin. 

The Toy Run Foundation has given out toys to families from Forked River, Waretown, Barnegat, Manahawkin, Cedar Run, Mayetta, Tuckerton and Long Beach Island. 

Some of the leftover toys are brought to the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, Family Protection Unit, which is the lead law enforcement agency that investigates crimes involving neglected and abused kids. 

Run participants also bring toys to Operation Santa Claus in Fort Dix, which is the organization that distributes toys to the children of deployed soldiers. Other toys are distributed to Community Medical Center, and local charity events all year long.

Registration is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Southern Regional High School parking lot, Route 9, Manahawkin, NJ. 

Bring a Toy, a $10 value, plus $10 per person to register. Please leave toys unwrapped and no stuffed toys or animals.

A commemorative pin will be given to the first 800 registered participants. For updated information on the ride, check here

Charles J. Giles October 14, 2012 at 03:16 AM
Congratulations to Sgt. Dennis Jarin for coordinating this event every year. A Huge Thank You also to all The Police Departments for the escorts and to all the participants. One of the Best events held in the county!
IGOR EVANOVITCH October 14, 2012 at 03:43 AM
Dina T. October 14, 2012 at 06:45 PM
What a wonderful site to see, a solid line of cycles on Rt 72!!!!
Michael S. Brown October 15, 2012 at 04:26 AM
The girls of Southern Regional High did an excellent job singing the National Anthem!


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