CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - With 148 days remaining before Christmas, a group of motorcyclists made its way through Chambersburg on Sunday to raise money for holiday giving.
They joked that Christmastime temperatures would have been appreciated for the summer event benefiting The Salvation Army.
The fourth annual "Christmas in July" took "Santa's Parade" from M&S Harley-Davidson to Detrich-Brechbill American Legion Post 612 in St. Thomas, Pa., where food and music awaited the riders of approximately 100 motorcycles.
Their journey - led by police, Santa Claus and state Rep. Todd Rock - spanned 10 miles.
"It's more of a parade than ride," said Tom Englerth, who coordinated the start.
Sponsored by the Keystone Chapter of ABATE of Pennsylvania, the festivities typically raise about $3,000 and toys for The Salvation Army's children's toy drive, Englerth said.
"I couldn't think of a better reason to come out," said Rock, R-Franklin, who opted for a yellow Corvette instead of a motorcycle.