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Record year for toy run

Almost 600 bikes, 800 people roared through area for children

COLUMBUS—A beautiful day brought out a record number of motorcycles for the 2020 Polk County Toy Run. 

The run goes from Saluda through Tryon, Landrum, Mill Spring and ends at the Polk County Courthouse, raising money and toys for children in the area for Christmas. 

This year’s event had 595 bikes and 800 people, which was a record. There were 92 bags of toys raised and $23,300, according to organizer Barry Gee. 

The money and toys will be distributed to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Polk County Department of Social Services and Steps To HOPE to be distributed to Polk County children this year. 

Each agency will receive a check for $5,900, Gee said, as well as the toys.