The 16th annual Marion County Toy Run will be held on Nov. 7. The toy run has turned into a major benefactor for the underprivileged children of Marion County.
Sponsored by the Sons of American Legion #366, ABATE of Kansas Dist. 9, and Route 56 Classic Cruisers, each participant is ask to donate one new toy as their entry fee.
These toys, as well as donations and money raised at an auction and chili feed held after the toy run, are donated to community Christmas Trees and area ministerial organizations to provide a better holiday season for many kids of Marion County. Thanks to the support of the Marion County community, in the past 15 years over $88,000 has been raised.
This year’s toy run will begin at 1p.m. at Sher Bowl Lanes, 131 S. Thorp St., Marion. Toys will be collected for distribution at Hillsboro State Bank, followed by the auction and chili feed at Hillsboro American Legion Post #366. Donations may be sent to the Marion County Toy Run, in care of Hillsboro SAL #366, 405 S. Floral Dr, Hillsboro KS 67063 or contact one of the sponsoring organizations.