The 23rd annual Nevada County Food and Toy Run will take off from the Eric Rood Government Center at noon tomorrow for a parade of some 1,500 motorcycles bearing food and toys to be given out at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Thom Staser is President of the Food and Toy run. He says it got started in 1991 when he and a friend who had been attending motorcycle toy runs in Sacramento decided one was needed in Nevada County.
Now the Food and Toy Run cooperates with Head Start and Big Brothers Big sisters to identify children and families in need of toys and food for Christmas. The parade of motorcycles bearing food and gifts will leave the Rood Center straight up at Noon tomorrow and travel down Broad Street to Sacramento Street and onto the old Nevada City Highway , East Main Street to Mill Street and then onto McCourtney to the Nevada County Fairgrounds. People will be able to view the motorcycle parade from the side of the streets, but Staser says for safety no traffic will be allowed to cross through the parade of motorcycles.
Staser says the Food and Toy Run volunteers will be at the Fairgrounds northern mines building today if anyone would like to come by and donate a toy or non perishable food items.
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people are also welcome to come to the fairgrounds tomorrow to watch as the donated items are given out.