By: Rose and Lloyd
This was the 14th Annual Speedway Harley-Davidson and The Speedway HOG Chapter sponsored Arzie Rogers Toy Run. Mrs. Aimee Thomas, owner and operator of Speedway Harley-Davidson, is granddaughter of Arzie Rogers.
The Toy Run collects new toys for the Empty Stocking Fund to help bring joys of Christmas to many families and children from Cabarrus County.
The Cooperative Christian Ministry and Cannon YMCA organize the Empty Stocking Fund. This year Jamie Eager and Debbie Owens were there to represent the program and show appreciation to all involved.
Registration started at 8:30am. Steve Private, Speedway HOG Chapter Director, welcomed all the riders. There was a safety briefing by Lt. Aaron Rankin from Cabarrus County Sheriff Department and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Pastor Kurt Sam provided the Invocation. Then Aimee called for all bikers to start their engines and the ride was on.
There was a beautiful country ride and the yearly ride through downtown Concord.
Back at the dealership, there was entertainment by DJ Todd, and food from Uptown Catering Company. There were raffles, door prizes, and a 50/50. Alyssa was there representing Bob Karrney.
A huge thank you to the Cabarrus County Sheriff Department, Mooresville Police Department, and Concord Police Department for a wonderful and safe ride.
Many thanks to all for the hard work behind the scenes putting the ride together every year, and of course, to all the bikers that come every year and give so freely. Your gracious hearts will provide a Merry Christmas to so many that otherwise may have nothing.
We will see you next year.