The 29th annual Marion County Toy Run was on Saturday, Nov. 5. The Toy Run has become a major benefactor for the underprivileged children of Marion county.
It was sponsored by the Sons of the American Legion #366, ABATE of Kansas Dist. 9 and Route 56 Classic Cruisers, each participant contributed a new toy and canned food items as their entry fee. The toys, as well as donations and money raised at the chili feed and auction held after the Toy Run, were 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 of the county. The food was donated to the Marion County Food Bank. Thanks to the support of the Marion county community, in the past 28 years over $257,000 has been raised.
This year’s Toy Run began at 1 p.m. at Sher Bowl Lanes at 131 S. Thorp in Marion. Toys were collected at Vintage Bank in Hillsboro, followed by the chili feed and auction at Hillsboro American Legion at 405 S. Floral Dr in Hillsboro.
Donations can still be sent to the Marion County Toy Run, c/o Hillsboro SAL #366, 405 S. Floral Dr, Hillsboro, KS 67063 or contact one of the sponsoring organizations.