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Thread: Tri-County Toy Run November 21, 2009 - 9:00 AM

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    Tri-County Toy Run November 21, 2009 - 9:00 AM

    -Please join us on Saturday, November 21, 2009, and meet up at 9:00 AM at the Margarita Republic Caribbean Grill & Bar, 1102 Main Street, The Villages Square for a Toy Run to benefit The Haven shelter for abused women & children and the Kids Central Inc. relative caregiver program. The ride will begin at 10:00 AM sharp. The ride parade will be police escorted through 4 towns and end at Main Street and Canal Street in Leesburg. After the parade riders will disperse to the County Line Bar back field on CR25 in Weirsdale for a gathering including entertainment and food.

    Please bring a donation of an unwrapped Toy.

    Please come help us make this Christmas special for the children, women, and families in the care of these fine organizations that operate in and for our community.

    The Run will be escorted from the Villages Town Square to the County Line Bar back field where there will be food and a lot more including entertainment by the Shaky Puddin' Band and Special Guest Stars the BFFs.

    Riders are requested to decorate their motorcycles in the Christmas Spirit and a trophy, sponsored by Riderinfo.com, will be awarded to the best decorated motorcycle.

    The toy run is sponsored by Independent Motorcycle Riders in conjunction with
    The U.S. Military Vets MC STONECOLD and Fruitland Park American Legion 219.

    The Haven of Lake and Sumter Counties, Inc. State of Florida Solicitation Registration Number is: #CH4376
    Contributions are tax deductible under Federal Tax Identification Number: 59-1258427

    Phone Contacts... Diane Miller: 352-504-2656 or Rick Miller: 352-504-1766

    Download the Toy Run Flier.

    Please enroll and attend this event.

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    Looking forward to this one!
    "What does it mean to you? For me, it's something I just do."

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    You and me both, I think I will clean up the bike try to put some kind of something all over it. Like a big old bag of toys to start with. Hope to see all of you on the 21st of Nov. RIDE SAFE...

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    Wink Christmas Run

    I will try my best to be there for this run. I haven't missed it in 11 years, don't plan on it now either, regardless of who, what, when & where. So ya'll need to get yourselves there and remember the younguns! Or Santy may just pass you on by this year.

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    Thumbs up wish we could attend

    unfortantley we will be doing a celebration of life for our dear freind John Mckenzie who was killed on his bike. his birthday is that day and that will also be his send off to ride in the clouds we all miss him so much and wish ruth a speedy recovery, otherwise we would be on the run everyone ride safe!!

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    The 2009 Tri County Toy Run run was a huge success. We had a very nice crowd of folks on the parade from the Margarita Republic Caribbean Grill & Bar and at the party after the parade at the County Line bar.

    Donations for the Heaven exceeded expectations and your support is going give many women, children and families of The Haven and Kids Central Inc. relative caregiver program a Christmas many of them may not have had.

    Shaky Puddin' performed with Guest Stars the BFFs and a we rocked out to a special appearance by VocalDrop. The entertainment was really appreciated and the crowd showed it by getting out there and dancing and at the end of the show by shouting out for one more song several times.

    Thanks again to everyone who helped pull this event off. We had help from so many folks that we could not have done this without.

    J.C Penny kicked off the fund raising with a very generous donation of $1000.00 directly to the Haven which will certainly go a long way. Big thanks go to the Barbara Bradley of the Leesburg store and the directors of the J.C. Penny Company Fund for their support. You are truely appreciated. We also appreciate Don Henry for putting us in touch with Barbara and getting this in motion for the event.

    Diane really pulled us all together and Rick helped us all keep our sanity.

    Skip from the American Legion 219 in Leesburg managed the parade and provided coordination with the Lake County Sheriff's Office to keep us safe on the parade route. The parade was exciting and displayed the support of the community motorcyclists for a worthy cause. Most importantly, thanks to the Lake County Sheriff's Office, we had a safe parade.

    Thank you to the riders from the U.S. Military Vets who dropped off toys for the kids and rode the parade in support. We know you have busy schedules and we appreciated the time you took to come by and join us. Thanks to Nasty for his help with the PA and the very generous donations to the auction. The U.S Military Vets could not have been more generous. Thank you!

    The folks at the County Line provided the means for us to have the party and a place to cook and serve a delicious meal of pulled pork prepared by Gumbo with help from Sandy. Ann, Diane, Michelle, Bucket, Jackie, Cassie, Sandy and Heidi were on hand to help serve the food.

    Heidi, Diane and Claire took care of the raffle tables. We're pretty sure that everyone who participated won a prize.

    The Jimmy Sparks Band donated their first three CDs for the raffle and we are grateful for them sharing the music with us. Many folks won some rockin' jams in the raffle.

    Thanks to Valerie of RideNow Magazine. She too had a busy schedule, but made time to come up from Tampa to make a donation to help out with the raffles.

    Ike came by and played the role of the riding Santa in the parade and Mary shot a cool video of the parade on the hill in Frutiland Park we will have on Youtube. The video was a nice surprise. Thanks, Mary.



    Finally, thank you to everyone that came out and rode with us and joined the party after the parade. Your support will give the folks at the Heaven and Kids Central a wonderful Christmas.

    Ride safe!
    Last edited by FX; 12-11-2009 at 08:37 PM.
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    The run was a lot of fun and it looked like the kids are going to have a nice Christmas and after it all that's what it's all about.

    It also was great to see some old friends.
    A friend will bail you out of jail, but a good friend will be sitting beside you saying "Man, that was fun!

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