Wyoming County Toy Fund

Local - 12/15/2013 4:44 PM by Rachael Cardin
WYOMING COUNTY - A Christmas fund helped over 22,000 kids pick out their Christmas presents.

East Wyoming County High School hosted their 15th annual toy fund on Sunday. Kids from the local schools, entire families, even a group of bikers came out to support the community. Local bands preformed for an audience in the gymnasium, while their kids shopped in the cafeteria.

The Brothers of the Wheel, a motorcyle group, says they focus their efforts on donating bicycles. Organizers said they have the best volunteers; if they try it out once they always come back.

Brothers of the Wheel motorcycle organizer said the biggest hit for the kidsis the bikes.

Joe Bullington, organizer of the event, said, "if they ever come and work once, they come back every year just to have the feeling of giving something back to the community. This is not charity; this is something we want to do with our families so it's a different kind of feeling that they get of truly accomplishing something."

Brian Steel, Brothers of the Wheel creator, said, "I receive letters for Santa saying that's what they want... And it's a two-wheel thing also."

The toy fund has been such a hit that orgnaizers said they'll keep coming back to do it as long as they can.


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