Sunday, November 18, 2018

Annual biker toy drive helps children

Colfax, La. USA (November 17, 2018) -- The Christmas season kicked off in Grant Parish on Saturday with a stop from the bikers participating in the Megan and Curtis Toy Run. The annual event involves motorcyclists across Central and North Louisiana teaming up to deliver toys for the holiday.

Some of the many toys donated 

In order to ride they must bring a toy for a boy and a girl for each of the five stops. Those include, Olla, Urania, Grayson, Winnfield, and the Sheriff's Office in Colfax. The gifts will be used to give to children in those communities who are need. Specifically in Grant Parish, they will be used during the annual toy drive which happens a few days before Christmas.

Both Sheriff Steve McCain, and the President of the Olla Chapter of the Circuit Riders, Lee Bratton, said it's humbling to be a part of this event. "They bring toys, it's like Santa Claus on motorcycles that show up,” laughed Sheriff McCain. “And because of their help last year we were able to help more than 250 children have a better Christmas, so they're a huge part of our annual program so we can't thank them enough."

"We're called to be servants, and that's what we're trying to do,” expressed Bratton. “We're trying to help others that may not, under their own finance, be able to provide for their families on Christmas.

So it's just the season of giving, and that's what we're trying to do. Brighten the kids’ day." Of course, it's not an event with the Grant Parish Sheriff's Office without some good food. Lunch was provided for the riders, and the riders even gave back to Sheriff McCain with a homemade plaque.