26th annual Toy Run set for Saturday


October 18, 2012

POMEROY — The 26th annual Meigs County Toy Run will be held this Saturday, Oct. 20, beginning at the Pomeroy Parking Lot.

The run will start with a gathering at noon at Gloeckner’s, with the run leaving the parking lot at 1 p.m.

Over the past 25 years, hundreds of bikers have participated in the annual run which has raised thousands of dollars to buy toys for hundreds of kids.

Money will also be collected beginning around 9 a.m. at the traffic light located at the intersection of Court Street and Main Street in Pomeroy.

Scheduled stops on the run are Summerfields in Chester, River City Sports Bar in Pomeroy, Mizway at the intersection of Ohio 7 and 143, the Wilksville VFW, and the party site on Corn Hollow Road.

Those wishing to participate can sign up at Gloeckner’s or at the party site.

It is not necessary to go on the bike run to participate in either the gathering prior to the run of the event following the run.

Food and entertainment will be provided after the run on Corn Hollow Road near Rutland. A 50/50 drawing will be held, along with a Chinese auction, and t-shirts will be sold.

A donation of $10 per person is required to participate.

Proceeds will go to the Meigs County Cooperative Parish to help those in need at Christmas.

Applications will be accepted at the Cooperative parish from Nov. 1 to Nov. 30.

To be eligible families must fall within the federal poverty guidleines.

The run will be held rain or shine, although the route may be altered in the event of rain.

All proceeds will go to Meigs County Children in need.