Over 200 motorcycles carrying over 350 riders roared up Meridian Street this afternoon. The 15th annual Circle City Toy Run, to benefit The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Toy program, shook the street as the giant convoy of bikes, which required a police escort, traveled from Zaines Too Bar & Grill to The Salvation Army’s Headquarters at 3100 North Meridian Street.
The bike enthusiast brought with them over 700 toys which will be distributed to children in need during The Salvation Army’s Toy Shop. Last year, over 13,000 toys were collected and distributed to families in need through Salvation Army Toy programs. This was the largest year ever for the Circle City Toy Run.
The organizer of the Circle City Toy Run, Ron “Bumber” Herron says that he runs the annual event in honor of his Mother, Dorothy Herron, who was big supporter of The Salvation Army. Captain Marcos Ramirez expressed his gratitude for the generous gift as he spoke to the participants. “Your generousity is going to make a difference in hundreds of children’s lives. You’ve warmed my heart today,” said Captain Ramirez.
You can find out more about The Salvation Army’s Toy Shop and Angel Tree programs by visiting IndyWISHTree.org.