Saltbush Motorcycle Club Toy Run hits the streets

One-hundred-and-fifteen riders hit the streets of Port Augusta for the Saltbush Motorcycle Club’s 35th annual Toy Run on Saturday, December 1 to officially kick-start the festive season.

Participants travelled from as far as Bordertown to get behind the event, with all proceeds going to the Salvation Army Port Augusta Corps.

The event commenced at the Pastoral Lawns, with riders cruising around town for an hour and a half, before arriving at Homestead Park to hand over the gifts to the Salvos.

With a storm and heavy rain raging through Port Augusta just hours after the event had finished, Saltbush Motorcycle Club President Steve Laister was glad the riders avoided the extreme weather episode.

“Considering the weather predictions on Friday, it turned out to be a really good day,” he said.

Mr Laister said he was pleased with the turn out and the community support.

“We got heaps of presents. We’re getting more and more new toys, which is really good,” he said.

“There were more people out on the streets looking, which was really good to see, and the feedback I got was that everyone had a great day.”

Mr Laister thanked the community for its donations and support.

Festivities continue in Port Augusta this week, with the Christmas Pageant and Community Christmas Party taking place on Friday, December 7.