BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!!!!
The resurrection of the original Cookson Hills Toy Run happens December 3, 2017. Traditions created over a 21 year history, by Bill and Sheri Brown, returns to make The Down Home Make You Feel Good All Over Cookson Hills Toy Run’s 24th year Legacy once again the best Christmas event you don’t want to miss!
The only organization that brings all four of our “forgotten” groups; Veterans, Children (newborn to 18 years), Special Need Individuals (all ages) and Seniors together along with community families and motorcycle riders from all over for a unique picnic celebration. Bill and Sheri’s reputation for bringing Merry Christmas Memories is a one of a kind Christmas event. Although Bill passed away, Sheri’s stepped in, along with a new Board of Directors, to recreate the true legacy.
The event begins at Veteran’s Memorial Park, the first Sunday of December. This year’s event: Dec. 3rd, starting at 10:00AM. A live auction at 10:30AM, with items donated or purchased, with raffle drawings throughout, but hold on to your tickets because you’ll still have the chance to win the 50/50 raffle drawing at 4:00 PM, if you’re still here. Special Raffle Item drawings will also be at 4:00PM but you don’t have to be present to win. At 1:00PM, kickstands up for the “country” motorcycle ride around Lake Thonotosassa arriving back at the park about 1:30PM. This year’s escort: Vietnam & Legacy Vets Motorcycle Club. Those who didn’t partake of the BBQ have the opportunity to do so before the gifts are passed out.
Richard, owner of Buccaneer Sheet Metal Fabricators, cooks up some awesome fall-off-the bone ribs along with chicken, hot dogs, hamburgers and some veggie burgers along with a choice of 2 sides, available beginning at 10:30AM. Bob Evans Restaurant, Brandon location, donates a selection of breakfast munchies for the early birds. Plenty of water and drinks available too for a small donation of $1.00 each. Food donation pricing varies depending on the meat item you choose.
Registration for those invited to receive gifts starts at 11:00AM. Once registered, they receive a free meal and up to 3 free drinks along with all the free festivities; cotton candy, sleigh rides, face painting, dancing, super heroes and more.
Instead of dropping gifts in a box, give them directly and see them opened. At 2:30PM, you begin passing out your gifts along with those donated. Gift certificates are asked to be held till everything else has been passed out and used to even out the gifts for our Veterans, teens, special need individuals and seniors. Once everything has been distributed, those receiving the gifts begin opening their presents. You’re captivated by the joy and happiness YOU have created.
Let the magic of the true “spirit” of Christmas surround you and your family’s Christmas Season.
Bless all who have continued to support the Down Home Make You Feel Good All Over Cookson Hills Toy Run and to those just joining our quest.
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