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37th Santa Rides a Motorcycle; Final Run in Memory of Ed Roberts

December 8, 2017 (Application Form) - "Santa Rides a Motorcycle" will make its 37th and final run in memory of Ed Roberts who operated "Santa Rides a Motorcycle" here in Shelby County, to supply children with toys for Christmas.

Ed Roberts

Toy donations are needed to help make Santa Rides a Motorcycle's final run a success. A toy drop off day on the downtown Center Square is Saturday, December 9th from 11am until 5pm. The family said, "We want to make this the best last Santa Rides a Motorcycle."

The process is simple. Members of the community or the families themselves turn in requests for children. Each child’s information, name and age, is filled out on a request sheet and then the toys, which have all been donated, are bagged for the family. Once bags are ready to go, volunteer from each area collect the bags and deliver them to the parents – hopefully without the children seeing!

Roberts said in a 2009 interview with Shelby County Today, “It’s not about me but about these kids that get these toys! It is a fun thing and something I want to do the rest of my life.”

Roberts passed away May 7 of this year at the age of 74. He finished out his life doing what he loved - helping families to have a better Christmas!

For more information or any questions, contact Heather at 936-488-2278.