PHOTO FEATURES

Christmas Gifts Speed the Way

By Joe Duty | Published Wednesday, December 4, 2014

Collecting Toys

COLLECTING TOYS – Donna McKee arranges some of the stuffed animals collected during the 2013 Wise County Toy Run around a tree erected underneath the pavilion at Harwood Park in Bridgeport. The Toy Run started at the McCarroll Middle School track parking lot and ended at the park in Bridgeport Sunday. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

For the Kids

FOR THE KIDS – This biker and his four-legged companion were among the record-breaking 2,136 motorcycles that participated in the 14th Annual Wise County Toy Run Sunday. This year’s turnout shattered the record of 1,200 set last year. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Record Breaking Roar

RECORD-BREAKING ROAR – The Wise County Toy Run winds down U.S. 380 in Decatur westbound toward Bridgeport Sunday. Organizers said that as the first of the procession entered Bridgeport, there were still motorcyclists on the edge of Decatur. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Holiday Spirit

HOLIDAY SPIRIT – Motorcyclists decorate their bikes with all sorts of holiday decor for the Wise County Toy Run. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Santa on a Bike

SANTA ON A BIKE – Joe Eakins of Weatherford was one of many Santas who participated in this year’s Toy Run. Organizers believe 2,136 motorcycles and 3,000 riders participated in this year’s event. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Waving Hello

WAVING HELLO – A Patriot Guard Rider and two companions were among the participants in this year’s Toy Run. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Toy Run Tradition

TOY RUN TRADITION – Windell Freeman of Fort Worth cruises down U.S. 380 Sunday as part of the 14th Annual Wise County Toy Run. Freeman said he has decorated his motorcycle with the same stuffed animals for several years. He participates in toy runs across the Metroplex and was first inspired to do so by his cousin, who is mentally handicapped. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Riding Down the Highway

RIDING DOWN THE HIGHWAY – A couple flies down U.S. 380 as part of the 14th Annual Wise County Toy Run Sunday. They, along with many other bikers, decorated their motorcycles to deliver not only toys, but also holiday cheer to local youth. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

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