Bikers ride out for Harley Davidson Toy Drive in Joplin

Dozens of bikers rolled out for the 6th Annual Harley Davidson Toy Drive to provide area children with a merrier Christmas.

Harley Davidson began collecting toys and non-perishable food items at the beginning of November.

On Sunday, Nov. 24, bikers loaded everything up, tying toys to their motorcycles.

Anything that couldn’t fit on a bike was loaded into a truck to be delivered to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church where items will be dispersed to local families in need.

“It’s [for] those children that wouldn’t normally have as bright a Christmas; [they] have a brighter Christmas,” explained Steve Lippert with Harley Davidson in Joplin.

Afterwards, the bikers enjoyed a meal courtesy of St. Paul’s.

Everyone who participated in the drive also earned a pin.

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