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High Country Toy Run Slated for Oct. 13

By David Rogers. September 18, 2012. BOONE -- With the local Peacemakers chapter of the Christian Motorcyclist Association lending a hand, Eagle Rock Ministries, Inc. announced this week that the 8th Annual High Country Toy Run wll be held in Boone, Octoberr 13, 2012, with registration for the ride from 9:00 am to 11:00 am, in the Boone Mall parking lot.

As in previous years, organizer Kris Fowler explained to Blowing Rock News that the entrance fee for the police-escorted ride, meal and door prizes is a new, unwrapped toy or gift worth at least $20, or a $20 cash donation.  In addition, commemorative "Toy Run" T-shirts have been set aside for the first 100 participants.

All proceeds from the event will be used to provide toys, hats, gloves, warm winter clothing, and other personal items, which will be distributed to economically disadvantaged folks throughout the High Country and surrounding counties.

Fowler shared with Blowing Rock News, "Over the past seven years, the Toy Run has provided gifts in the form of toys, clothing and personal items for over 3,000 children in Ashe, Avery, Watauga, and nearby areas. We do the ride to bring attention to the event and, of course, to raise the funds that enable us to perform these valuable and needed community services.

"That word, 'community'," Fowler added, "is really important because we want the whole community to know they are invited to the Toy Run.  This is not just for motorcyclists.  There will fun for kids of all ages with bouncy houses and games, including some neat ones for adults.  There is a silent auction, which will close down at 2:00 pm.  There will be a classic and antique car show.  And of course there will be the police-escorted motorcycle ride through the area, which starts at 11:00 am.

"In the past," continued the Eagle Rock Ministries organizer, "we have had riders and other participants from all over North Carolina, Tennessee and the surrounding areas.  It is a wonderful time for a great cause, so of course the event has grown in popularity."

Here are ways the public can help bless a child and family this Christmas season:

  • Participate in the Toy Run event on Oct. 13th, with a cash donation or toy/gift item valued at $20 or more
  • Offer a door prize from your business to be given out, or sold at silent auction on Oct. 13
  • Donate a new toy or gift item for a child, whether you come to the Oct. 13 Toy Run or not
  • Sponsor -- T-shirt advertising
    • GOLD Sponsor -- $500 or more (name in large print on the commemorative T-shirts)
    • SILVER Sponsor -- $250 or more (name on commemorative T-Shirts)

All checks should be mailed to "High Country Toy Run", 405 Willow Trail, Boone, NC 28607

T-shirt advertising checks must be received by Oct. 1st.

All questions should be directed to Kris or Becky Fowler, 828-265-0950 or 828-260-2981. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it




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