Nov. 12 will be the annual Newton Toy Run, an event to benefit the Christmas program at the Salvation Army.

Motorcyclists will donate new toys to the toy drive after riding parade style through downtown. This year's ride has been named as a memorial to Wayne Kemp. Born in Newton in 1972, Kemp was a respected custom motorcycle builder and owner of Wayne Kemp Kustoms. He was featured in Iron Horse magazine and others for his custom bike creations. He also owned Alpha Recovery Service. He died Aug. 5 following a motorcycle accident.

Three highlights

1. A motorcycle parade

Santa will be making his way through downtown riding in an antique fire truck at the lead of the annual Newton Toy Run.

He will be joined by an estimated 700 motorcyclists.  A promotional poster states all types of vehicles are welcome to participate. At the Legion, riders will give toys to Salvation Army representatives



The parade will leave the Chisholm Trail Mall sometime around 1 p.m., go north on Main Street to 12th Street, east to Spencer, and south to the American Legion.

2. Chili feed and Fund-raiser auction

Once motorcycles start arriving at the American Legion, the chili feed will begin. Available will be chili and all the fixins.

3. Fund-raiser auction

At about 2 p.m. there will be a fund-raiser auction at the American Legion.

If you go

When: Parade begins at about 1 p.m. Chili feed begins when motorcycles arrive at the VFW. A fundraiser auction begins at 2 p.m.

Where: Parade will go north through downtown to 12th, then east to Spencer and south to the VFW. Chili feed and auction at VFW.
Admission: Buttons for riders are $2. Chili is $4. Admission to American Legion is free.