14th Annual Augusta Toy Run

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Riders wave while holding toys to donate during the 14th Annual Augusta Toy Run, a police-escorted ride that started at the Augusta Museum of History and ended at the Southeastern Paralyzed Veterans of America chapter in Hephzibah, on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 1, 2013. Larry Dodson, the vice president of the veterans group and the eventÕs founder, said 5 pick-up truck beds filled with donated toys were collected and 00 was raised to benefit Fort Gordon's Christmas House. "When we have a person serving in the military, the whole family makes a sacrifice, and I think sometimes the children make the biggest sacrifice of all," Dodson said. In it's first year, Dodson said 43 people attended and is happy with the event's growth. "I can't tell you what a success it is and what a blessing it is that the people of our community show up to support these military families." JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Approximately 370 motorcycles lined Broad Street for the 14th Annual Augusta Toy Run, a police-escorted ride that started at the Augusta Museum of History and ended at the Southeastern Paralyzed Veterans of America chapter in Hephzibah, on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 1, 2013. Larry Dodson, the vice president of the veterans group and the eventÕs founder, said 5 pick-up truck beds filled with donated toys were collected and 00 was raised to benefit Fort Gordon's Christmas House. "When we have a person serving in the military, the whole family makes a sacrifice, and I think sometimes the children make the biggest sacrifice of all," Dodson said. In it's first year, Dodson said 43 people attended and is happy with the event's growth. "I can't tell you what a success it is and what a blessing it is that the people of our community show up to support these military families." JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Approximately 370 motorcycles lined Broad Street for the 14th Annual Augusta Toy Run, a police-escorted ride that started at the Augusta Museum of History and ended at the Southeastern Paralyzed Veterans of America chapter in Hephzibah, on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 1, 2013. Larry Dodson, the vice president of the veterans group and the eventÕs founder, said 5 pick-up truck beds filled with donated toys were collected and 00 was raised to benefit Fort Gordon's Christmas House. "When we have a person serving in the military, the whole family makes a sacrifice, and I think sometimes the children make the biggest sacrifice of all," Dodson said. In it's first year, Dodson said 43 people attended and is happy with the event's growth. "I can't tell you what a success it is and what a blessing it is that the people of our community show up to support these military families." JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Approximately 370 motorcycles lined Broad Street for the 14th Annual Augusta Toy Run, a police-escorted ride that started at the Augusta Museum of History and ended at the Southeastern Paralyzed Veterans of America chapter in Hephzibah, on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 1, 2013. Larry Dodson, the vice president of the veterans group and the eventÕs founder, said 5 pick-up truck beds filled with donated toys were collected and 00 was raised to benefit Fort Gordon's Christmas House. "When we have a person serving in the military, the whole family makes a sacrifice, and I think sometimes the children make the biggest sacrifice of all," Dodson said. In it's first year, Dodson said 43 people attended and is happy with the event's growth. "I can't tell you what a success it is and what a blessing it is that the people of our community show up to support these military families." JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Approximately 370 motorcycles lined Broad Street for the 14th Annual Augusta Toy Run, a police-escorted ride that started at the Augusta Museum of History and ended at the Southeastern Paralyzed Veterans of America chapter in Hephzibah, on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 1, 2013. Larry Dodson, the vice president of the veterans group and the eventÕs founder, said 5 pick-up truck beds filled with donated toys were collected and 00 was raised to benefit Fort Gordon's Christmas House. "When we have a person serving in the military, the whole family makes a sacrifice, and I think sometimes the children make the biggest sacrifice of all," Dodson said. In it's first year, Dodson said 43 people attended and is happy with the event's growth. "I can't tell you what a success it is and what a blessing it is that the people of our community show up to support these military families." JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Approximately 370 motorcycles lined Broad Street for the 14th Annual Augusta Toy Run, a police-escorted ride that started at the Augusta Museum of History and ended at the Southeastern Paralyzed Veterans of America chapter in Hephzibah, on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 1, 2013. Larry Dodson, the vice president of the veterans group and the eventÕs founder, said 5 pick-up truck beds filled with donated toys were collected and 00 was raised to benefit Fort Gordon's Christmas House. "When we have a person serving in the military, the whole family makes a sacrifice, and I think sometimes the children make the biggest sacrifice of all," Dodson said. In it's first year, Dodson said 43 people attended and is happy with the event's growth. "I can't tell you what a success it is and what a blessing it is that the people of our community show up to support these military families." JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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People watch the motorcycles pass on Broad Street during the 14th Annual Augusta Toy Run on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 1, 2013. Donated toys and money were given to Fort Gordon's Christmas House. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Approximately 370 motorcycles lined Broad Street for the 14th Annual Augusta Toy Run, a police-escorted ride that started at the Augusta Museum of History and ended at the Southeastern Paralyzed Veterans of America chapter in Hephzibah, on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 1, 2013. Larry Dodson, the vice president of the veterans group and the eventÕs founder, said 5 pick-up truck beds filled with donated toys were collected and 00 was raised to benefit Fort Gordon's Christmas House. "When we have a person serving in the military, the whole family makes a sacrifice, and I think sometimes the children make the biggest sacrifice of all," Dodson said. In it's first year, Dodson said 43 people attended and is happy with the event's growth. "I can't tell you what a success it is and what a blessing it is that the people of our community show up to support these military families." JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Approximately 370 motorcycles lined Broad Street for the 14th Annual Augusta Toy Run, a police-escorted ride that started at the Augusta Museum of History and ended at the Southeastern Paralyzed Veterans of America chapter in Hephzibah, on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 1, 2013. Larry Dodson, the vice president of the veterans group and the eventÕs founder, said 5 pick-up truck beds filled with donated toys were collected and 00 was raised to benefit Fort Gordon's Christmas House. "When we have a person serving in the military, the whole family makes a sacrifice, and I think sometimes the children make the biggest sacrifice of all," Dodson said. In it's first year, Dodson said 43 people attended and is happy with the event's growth. "I can't tell you what a success it is and what a blessing it is that the people of our community show up to support these military families." JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Approximately 370 motorcycles lined Broad Street for the 14th Annual Augusta Toy Run, a police-escorted ride that started at the Augusta Museum of History and ended at the Southeastern Paralyzed Veterans of America chapter in Hephzibah, on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 1, 2013. Larry Dodson, the vice president of the veterans group and the eventÕs founder, said 5 pick-up truck beds filled with donated toys were collected and 00 was raised to benefit Fort Gordon's Christmas House. "When we have a person serving in the military, the whole family makes a sacrifice, and I think sometimes the children make the biggest sacrifice of all," Dodson said. In it's first year, Dodson said 43 people attended and is happy with the event's growth. "I can't tell you what a success it is and what a blessing it is that the people of our community show up to support these military families." JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF

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Approximately 370 motorcycles lined Broad Street for the 14th Annual Augusta Toy Run, a police-escorted ride that started at the Augusta Museum of History and ended at the Southeastern Paralyzed Veterans of America chapter in Hephzibah, on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 1, 2013. Larry Dodson, the vice president of the veterans group and the event’s founder, said 5 pick-up truck beds filled with donated toys were collected and $800 was raised to benefit Fort Gordon's Christmas House. "When we have a person serving in the military, the whole family makes a sacrifice, and I think sometimes the children make the biggest sacrifice of all," Dodson said. In it's first year, Dodson said 43 people attended and is happy with the event's growth. "I can't tell you what a success it is and what a blessing it is that the people of our community show up to support these military families." JON-MICHAEL SULLIVAN/STAFF

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