Motorcyclists hit the road for tots

October 04, 2009|By MARLO BARNHART

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    WILLIAMSPORT -- The weather was perfect Sunday for the sixth annual Toys for Tots fundraiser, which this year took riders on a round-trip route from the Harley-Davidson store in Williamsport to the one in Frederick, Md.

    "We doubled in size from last year," said Heather Bailey, marketing coordinator for both stores.

    A total of 275 riders and passengers represented the two stores, with 142 from the Williamsport business.

    Riders converged on Cancun Cantina on Dual Highway in Hagerstown after riding to Frederick and back to Hagerstown.

    When all was tallied, the riders from the Williamsport store raised $2,500, while the Frederick riders added another $2,100. Bailey said four Toys for Tots boxes were also filled Sunday during the fundraiser.

    Jeff Davis, general manager of the Williamsport store at 10210 Governor Lane Blvd., said the ride has been growing annually since it began six years ago.


"It was started by the Williamsport Harley Owners group, Hog Chapter," Davis said. "It's very exciting."

Money is raised for the annual Toys for Tots drive by the Marine Corps League through the registration fees for riders and passengers. Each must also contribute a toy on the day of the ride or pay more to ride.

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