Annual Thunder Alley Stomp’n Toy Run a roaring success

Cash total raised for the Food Bank from the Toy Run’s activities comes in at approximately $4,000

Toy Run organizer Paul Morris.

Toy Run organizer Paul Morris.

The 8th Annual Thunder Alley Stomp’n Toy Run, was held in Barriere under bright sunny skies on Saturday, Sept. 13.

This annual event raises dollars and toys for the Barriere Food Bank, thanks to the large number of bike riders who participate, and all the generous donations made from residents and businesses in the community.

First and foremost though is the dedication of the organizers,  Paul and Barb Morris, who each year put on the run and then follow it up with other events.

This year the Toy Run started from the IDA Mall parking lot in front of AG Foods, where donuts, muffins and refreshments were available.  At 11 a.m. the run got underway traveling up into Barriere subdivisions where donations were collected for the food bank.

The run finished the day at Bradford’s field, where participants and community members had a great time taking part in numerous bike games and challenges for all ages.

This was then followed by a steak dinner and dance held at the Barriere Legion.

The organizers also held a silent auction and 50/50 draw to raise cash for the food bank.

Barriere Food Bank president Deb Wisinski says the total cash received from the Toy Run’s activities comes in at approximately $4,000 this year, not to mention the mountain of toys, stuffies and food items also received, which is all very much appreciated by the Food Bank.