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December 3, 2012

Bikers help bring Christmas to Duncan kids

DUNCAN — An already successful year for the Duncan Toy Shop received a boost Sunday when Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) members stopped by.

The annual toy run, done by BACA members, netted a large number of toys for the Toy Shop, which is a non-profit organization that gives toys and other items to families during the Christmas season.

Spyder, a BACA member, said this year’s event featured a large turnout of bikers, all of whom had toys to donate. The members rode down U.S. Highway 81 with a police escort to make the donation.

“We have more than 100 bikes,” Spyder said about this year’s participation.

Several Toy Shop volunteers were on hand to help take the donations, all of which were put into a room so they could be more easily sorted. A long line of bikers moved through the Toy Shop building, detouring through the room and existing out the back entrance.

Toy Shop volunteers Honor Vaughn, Connie Roebuck and Lynn Samples said this year’s toy run was a successful endeavor for the bikers and the organization.

“We’re appreciative of the bikers,” Vaughn said. “They always bring us lots of boys’ toys. A lot of kids will get taken care of.”

Each of the volunteers said this might have been the most successful toy run ever and has been a great year for the Toy Shop. Although the organization can always use more toys to help more children, the shelves are filling quickly.

It’s a good problem to have, Vaughn and Roebuck said.

Samples said those shelves won’t stay full for long. In fact, the volunteers will start filling orders and requests today, which will free up room on all the shelves at the Toy Shop.

She said the bikers have helped give an addition push to make sure there are toys to help even more children. And despite the weather, the BACA members have been good about participating, Samples said. Luckily, the weather cooperated and made the ride more enjoyable, she said.

“They’re so committed,” Samples said. “They’re here even if the weather’s not good.”

The volunteers are happy with the donation and are ready to see how many children will benefit from the bikers’ generosity.

“I do believe this might be our best year,” Vaughn said. “They’ve gotten us the things we really, really need.”

The Duncan Toy Shop will start its deliveries Dec. 14.

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