Weyburn's Toy Run to roll out on Sept. 7

The Weyburn Independent Riders will hold their annual Toy Run on Saturday, Sept. 7, and will be collecting toys in the days leading up to the weekend to fill the sleigh. Shown above in the photo was last year's Toy Run, as it went down Railway Avenue.

The Riders collect the toys for the Salvation Army in Weyburn, and they in turn use the toys to fill Christmas hampers.

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The ride will gather at a new location this year, at the parking lot off Douglas Road across from Rick Smith Crescent, near the soccer fields.

Traditionally, the group had gathered in the parking lot of the Weyburn Junior High, but that space is no longer available with the construction of the new elementary school.

The Independent Riders will bring their sleigh out to the Wal-Mart, Peavey Mart and Canadian Tire stores between now and Saturday, and will leave on their Toy Run at 1 p.m.

The Riders will travel throughout the city and finish up by riding down Third Street through the downtown area, across the river and highway and will end up at River Park.

If anyone has a new unopened unwrapped toy they would like to donate, they can do so at the sleigh set up at one of the stores, at the gathering point on Saturday before 1 or at River Park after the run is done.

The toys will then be presented to the Salvation Army, along with any cash donations to help with the Christmas hampers this year.