Truckers for Kids Run Set for Dec. 7

The date is set for this year’s “Truckers for Kids” toy run in Stephens County.

The annual “Truckers for Kids” toy run will take place on December 7.

Gates will open at 1 p.m. at StephensCountyHigh School for people to go and see the trucks get ready for the run.  There is no cost to visit with the trucks.

Then at dark, about 5:30 p.m. or 6 p.m., the trucks in their holiday lights will make their way from the High School on the annual run.

The goal of the “Truckers for Kids” toy run is to collect toys, clothes, baby items, and more for children and families in need in northeast Georgia.

Organizer Bear Weaver said everything that the run collects stays in this area.

“They all go right here in Stephens County, right here in the local area,” said Weaver.  “We have drivers come from all over.”

This year’s “Truckers for Kids” run will follow the same route as it has in past years, leaving the High School and traveling down Big A Road, then turning onto Currahee Street and then Broad Street, before making its way down Highway 145 and Rose Lane back to the High School.

Weaver said everyone is encouraged to come out and line the streets to watch the trucks.

“We have people on both sides (of the road), but it is best to get on the right side, where Ingles is, because Santa Claus is always throwing out stuffed animals to the kids,” said Weaver.

Weaver went on to say that there is still time for any truckers who want to get involved in the run to sign up.

“It is two toys for a boy unwrapped and two toys for a girl unwrapped, from toddler to age 11 or 12,” said Weaver.

This is the 19th year for the “Truckers for Kids” toy run and Weaver said he appreciates the community’s support each and every year.

“I would love to thank the community for everything they have done,” said Weaver.  “God bless you all.  We appreciate you for 19 years.”

For more information on the “Truckers for Kids” toy run, call Weaver at 706-491-3711.