The 18th annual Warren County Toy Ride is set to cruise through the streets of the city on Dec. 9 to benefit children.
Rob Wolford, who founded the effort back in 1999, says it’s been a wonderful ride.
“This annual toy ride has been a huge success in the 17 years we have done this and we are very proud to have made such a big difference in making sure all our underprivileged children here in Warren County have a very merry Christmas.”
Approximately 60 plus bikers unite every year for the event. Participants begin collecting donations for about a month prior to buying toys. All items are donated to the Rescue Squad for its annual toy drive and distribution.
Wolford asked McMinnville officials to once again support the effort.
“Once again I come to you for permission to continue our annual toy ride through town,” Wolford stated in his written request. “We will need assistance to get from Plaza Shopping Center to Main Street and continue onto Sparta Street and Highway 70 to end the ride at our local VFW.”
As is customary, the ride is led by the Rescue Squad, McMinnville Police Department and Warren County Sheriff’s Department.
“I would like to personally thank all our local law enforcement and city officials, as well as Rescue Squad members, and all who helped me time and time again every year for the past 17 years to make this possible,” said Wolford.
McMinnville officials unanimously approved the request. The Dec. 9 toy ride will depart from Plaza Shopping Center at 12 p.m.