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Harley Davidson brings Christmas to needy children

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Each December Santa gets a helping hand from Harley Davidson of Jackson and bikers across the state to help bring Christmas to needy children.

Sunday hundreds of motorcycle riders revved up for the Annual Baptist Children's Village Kids Toy Run.

The Village is a Christ centered ministry and residential care facility that provides housing for 300 children each year.

The riders met at Trustmark Park at noon and hit the interstate to collect toys to fill Santa's sleigh. It is the Annual John Sandifer-Doug Jones Memorial Toy Run.

Harley Davidson owner Earl Rottman hosts a party for the boys and girls each year following the bikers run.

"We do a lot of benefits for everybody. Kids are special. We came out here and rode for them, show up for them and honor them because God says honor your children," said Eddie Hudson with the Christian Motorcycle Association.

"I love to ride and I love to support whatever efforts to help others," added Clyde Reves a retired military veteran.

 The dealership collects the names of the children and their Christmas wish list.

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