By Becky Maxedon
McCulloch Boulevard in Lake Havasu City was filled with good cheer Sunday when the River Riders Motorcycle Club roared into town for its 40th annual Toy Run.
The Toy Run begins each year at Pirate’s Den in Parker, and the cyclists make their way up State Route 95 to their final destination – the Flying X Saloon on McCulloch Boulevard.
More than 1,500 bikes were expected to fill the street this year.
RiverScene Magazine ran into one Lake Havasu City girl who came down to the Toy Run on a special mission.
Sayoor Norman’s 10th birthday was Nov. 26, and she came up with a unique idea for her special day.
“I’m donating toys to kids. I was just celebrating my birthday and I asked my friends to get them for me instead of birthday presents,” Norman said.
She donated 14 new toys for kids who otherwise might not receive any for Christmas.
“It all started from my grandma. She helps me and I said I was OK with it. And from my stepmom, too. She had the idea of giving to dogs that don’t have enough food, so we just started all this.”
“Now, we’re trying to do different things and so we’re doing this.”
Food, raffle prizes and live music made the day a festive one. Toys are given to the local food bank and distributed to families experiencing difficult times. In years past, some 3,000 toys have been collected by the River Runners MC and distributed.
Here are some photos of the event.