21st annual Haywood County Motorcycle Parade and Toy Run will take place at noon Saturday, Nov. 10, starting at Canton’s Town Hall.
This year’s route will take riders up N.C. 110 to Bethel and then turns toward Waynesville on U.S. 276. After turning on Main Street in Waynesville, the parade will continue to Wheels Through Time Museum in Maggie Valley. The event provides new toys to deserving children in Haywood County. Toy and cash donations are accepted. All proceeds serve children in the county. In the previous 20 years, motorcyclists have distributed more than $128,000 dollars to various helping agencies in Haywood County.
All toys are distributed through a joint effort of Haywood County Department of Social Services, the Salvation Army and Haywood Christian Ministries. Cash awards are made to nonprofit agencies, including K.A.R.E., The Open Door and R.E.A.C.H. Applications for proceeds from the parade are handled through the Haywood County Department of Social Services.
Donations from non-parade participants may be mailed to: Haywood County Toy Run c/o Cecil Yount, 160 Bethel View Heights, Waynesville, N.C. 28786.