Local motorcycle club launches county Christmas campaign


DARKE COUNTY — The Road Hogg Riders in conjunction with Mark’s Bike Drive will launch its’ annual Toys for Tikes Campaign in an effort to brighten the holidays for families less fortunate this holiday season in the Darke County area.

The Toy collection will take place on Sunday, Nov. 27 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. in downtown Greenville on the Circle. Club members will be available during this time to accept new and very gently used toys (No used stuffed animals please). Cash donations will also be accepted for purchase of other items needed by families less fortunate. Community members are reminded that the club will be out on the circle rain or shine and is encouraging everyone to stop by and assist them with this worthwhile project.

The agency will have an application process available for all families in need, not only in Big Brothers Big Sisters, but for the general public that need assistance this holiday season. The community is reminded that not all applications will be accepted or fulfilled. The process will be based on need and availability of supplies.

Appointments for Christmas help applications will be held on the following dates and times: October 19, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., October 24, 12 to 7 p.m., October 28, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., November 1, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., and November 2, 12 to 7 p.m. Anyone wishing to receive an application should contact the local Big Brothers Big Sisters office at 937-547-9622. There will also be applications available at the Community Action Partnership. The agency will have a strict application deadline of Friday, Nov. 18 for those families needing assistance.

Selected families will be notified Friday, Dec. 2 with a scheduled pick up date of Saturday, Dec. 17 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Darke County Fairgrounds, Ohio/Spiritual Life Center, Located at 800 Sweitzer Street in Greenville.

For more information, individuals can contact the Big Brothers Big Sisters office at 937-547-9622. Individuals not able to drop off items on the scheduled date may contact Big Brothers Big Sisters to make other arrangements.

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