Friday, December 23, 2016

Darke County Road Hogs, Mark’s Bike Drive & Big Brothers Big Sisters provide Toys for Kids in need this Christmas

The Darke County Road Hogs & Mark’s Bike Drive in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Darke County held its annual Toys for Tikes Christmas toy drive with toys and bikes being distributed December 17th at the Darke County Fairgrounds. Fifty-two families with 117 children were provided toys this year, 62 of those children received a new bicycle thanks to Mark’s Bike Drive. Mark’s Bike Drive also able helped give 72 bicycles to children through Operations Christmas Cheer for a total of 134 bikes.

A lot of local business donated toward this worthy cause this year. The businesses included: BNSF Logistics in Versailles, Famers State Bank all branches in Darke County, Dollar General, and Ansonia Lumber who held a toy contest with wonderful handmade wooden toys that were donated to Toys for Tikes. The toys distribution took place at the Darke county fairgrounds who donated the use of the spiritual center to house all the toys and bikes for this event. There were also local individual that generously gave to the cause by dropping off new toys to the Big Brothers Big Sisters office.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke county is now busy gearing up for The Bowl for Kids’ Sake fundraiser will be held Friday and Saturday, March 3 & 4, 2017, at Bel-Mar Lanes in Sidney and Treaty Lanes in Greenville. You can find out who you can get involved in this fun fundraiser by logging onto our website at

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County is a non-profit United Way member, social service agency. If you would like more information on entering your child in the program or on becoming an active volunteer, please call 492-7611 or 547-9622.

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