Skiatook, Saturday, Oct. 24 – More than 75 motorcycles rumbled away from and back to Skiatook Christian Church. The drivers came together to make Christmas more special for local children in need.
There were a few multi-wheeled vehicles present as well, and they, along with the bikers, all brought toys which are going to be distributed at Christmas as part of the inaugural Christmas in October Toy Run, sponsored by the Kings & Queens Riding Club and the church, located at 1102 W. Oak St.
Riders enjoyed a scenic ride through the Skiatook and Sperry areas – with Skiatook Police Department escorts in and out of town to ensure safety – before returning to the church for a chili dinner.
“I belong to Kings & Queens and I started attending church here,” said toy drive organizer M.D. Collins. “My pastor (Trey Harper) has done a lot for this community, so I asked him, could we do it?”
He wasn’t sure if the church would support a motorcycle club-organized toy run, but Harper said it was never an issue.
“Everyone was all for it,” Harper said. “They wanted to do whatever they could to help the community and bring unity between people. Any way we can share Jesus with people, we want to do that.”
Via Skiatook Journal