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Bikers Gather for 34th Annual Pittsburg Toy Run

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Bikers from across the area gather to purchase toys for the Salvation Army during their 34th Annual Toy Drive.

Everything from boxed gifts to giant stuffed animals were strapped to motorcycles as the bikers paraded down to the local Salvation Army.

These gifts will be distributed in December so that kids can have a present to open on Christmas.

This year's annual toy run took on special significance for Kimberly Grant who is following in her late father's footsteps as the event's Santa Clause.

"He said, 'One of these days you're gonna have to take it over. You're gonna have to take it over, Kim.' And I'm like, 'I'm not gonna worry about it. Well when he passed this summer, that was one of the first things that crossed my mind, 'I'm gonna have to do the toy run this year.' So everybody pitched in, and did their part, and made sure that it happened this year," said Grant.

Salvation Army officials say they appreciate all the toy donations and are happy the tradition is continuing.

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