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ASGARD Bikers Collect Toys For Children In Need

Santa has a few helpers this year. About 500 to be exact. And they each came roaring into the Gulfport Dragway on their own individual sleighs, loaded with toys.

This was Mary Wimberly's first time at an ASGARD Toy Run.

"This is pretty amazing. It's great to see them all come in; baby dolls from ASGARD riders is pretty interesting."

This is Lana McKay's 5th year to participate in the toy run.

"We brought a couple of bears, one for a boy, one for a girl. What better way to give?"

Dolls, bears, games. They came with all kinds of toys, and all for the same reason.

ASGARD Member Ronney Spradlin says, "It's just a lot of fun and it helps the kids. Makes sure a lot of kids who don't normally have a Christmas will have a Christmas."

McKay adds, "It's just a rush. It is. Just knowing that children are going to have a Christmas this year, thanks to the Asgards and every other club that's helped put this on."

The toys were collected by the Catholic Diocese Long Term Recovery Unit. Mary Wimberly couldn't believe her eyes.

"I had heard that the people were very generous and we needed to bring a big truck, and that's what we did. There's going to be a lot of happy kids when they get these at Christmas time."

And that's what makes it all worth while for these bikers. One of the members addressed the crowd before it was over.

"You put a lot of joy in a lot of kids' lives. We couldn't do this without ya'll and your participation. Thank you so much for being here. Give yourselves a big hand."

About 12-hundred toys were collected during Sunday's Toy Run. The Catholic Diocese Office of Long Term Recovery Team says they will distribute the toys to several agencies that give to children and families in need.

by Meggan Gray

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