The 26th annual Marion County Toy Run will be Nov. 2. The event has become a major benefactor for underprivileged children of Marion County.
Each participant is asked to donate a new toy as his or her entry fee. These toys, as well as donations and money raised at an auction and chili feed after the toy run, are donated to community Christmas Trees, area ministerial organizations, and Marion County Food Bank, as well as county children’s service organizations to provide a better holiday season for many kids.
In the past 25 years, more than $216,000 has been raised.
The toy run will begin at 1 p.m. at Sher Bowl Lanes, 131 S. Thorp, Marion. Toys will be collected at Hillsboro State Bank, followed by an auction and chili feed at the American Legion Post, 405 S. Floral Dr. in Hillsboro.
Donations may be sent to Marion County Toy Run in care of Hillsboro SAL #366, 405 S. Floral Dr., Hillsboro, KS 67063 or by contacting one of the sponsors, Sons of the American Legion #366, ABATE of Kansas District 9, or Route 56 Classic Cruisers.