The 17th Annual Circle City Toy Run brought out a record number of bikes this year. Whether it was the unseasonably warm weather or that people recognized the increasing need for assistance, today’s Toy Run was a huge hit, drawing an unofficial number of 700 participants. Those participants made a donation of over 600 toys, which will be given to kids in Indianapolis whose parents shop at our annual Toy Shop on December 15.

Organizer Ron “Bumper” Herron listened to his mother’s request 17 years ago to put together a benefit for The Salvation Army’s Toy Shop. According to Ron, Dorothy Herron knew that volunteering was a wonderful way to give back to the community and she chose to give her time to The Salvation Army.

Major Turner gave a word of thanks and prayer for the bikers as they unloaded the toys at the Indiana Divisional Headquarters in 60 degree temps. Hot chocolate and coffee were served from our canteen along with cold drinks.

If you’d like to know more about The Circle City Riders, you can visit their Facebook page.