Get your motor running ... get out on the highway ...

The Ranch 106.9 FM is looking, not for adventure, but for toys and canned goods.

The “Ranch Run” will collect toys for area kids, and food for the Navarro County Food Pantry. Drop-boxes will be placed at Carl White Chevrolet, Sign Pros, I45 Sales in Rice and Corsicana Cleaners for new, unwrapped toys and canned goods. From now until Dec. 17, all donations will be appreciated.

Anyone with a motorcycle is welcome on Dec. 18 to meet at 10 a.m. at the Red Moon Cafe in Ennis, where a breakfast buffet will be served.

“We’ll leave there about noon, and hit Highway 34 and end up at East Texas Choppers in Terrell,” said Carey Dean, DJ for the “Morning Thang” at The Ranch. “It’s a way, way cool place. Voodoo Blue, a Stevie Ray Vaughn cover band, will be there — and they’re kickin’. All bikes, all riders, everyone’s invited.”

“Even if you’re in a car, come on out,” said Mike Scoggins with The Ranch.

The toys and canned goods will be collected from the drop-points Dec. 17. Each rider is asked to bring one toy and two canned goods. An auction will be held at East Texas Choppers, along with a 50/50 drawing.

“All businesses and individuals in town are welcome to donate items for the auction, and all auction proceeds will go to the kids,” Scoggins said.

Donated toys will go to children in the Navarro County foster care system through Child Protective Services and CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), as well as other children’s organizations in The Ranch listening area. Project Phoenix, a substance abuse program for kids from low-income or indigent families, will benefit from the Toy Run, as well.

For more information about The Ranch Run, contact its office at (903) 874-8884.

“It will be a neat deal,” Carey Dean said. “Come on out and join us.”


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