Motorcycle after motorcycle made its way through Meridian on Saturday as Bikers United for Children hosted a bike ride for the Wesley House, Cans for Kids, and Christmas with a Cop. It was all part of an effort to collect as many toys as possible, as the need this year is greater than ever.
"Everything we're doing here today is for the children, period," according to Bob Anderson with Bikers United for Children. "Nobody has any agenda. The agenda is needy children."
Bikers made their way to College Park United Methodist Church on Highway 19 to deliver the toys collected.
Meanwhile, locals came out to the Roadway Freight Terminal to see drivers from the Mississippi Chapter of the Sports Car Club of America as they raced throughout the day. Admission was one toy per person, benefiting Toys for Tots.
"Well, this time of year the holiday season is always good to remember those that are less fortunate than us," car club driver Daniel Johnson says. "So, this is just an idea. Something we can do to help out the community, help out less fortunate kids."
Local organizations like Toys for Tots and Wesley House are still accepting holiday toy donations.