Toy Run set for Nov. 8

Chad Frey
The annual  Wayne Kemp Memorial Tory Run will be Nov. 8.

The 35th annual Newton Toy Run will be held rain or shine on Nov. 8.

Lineup begins at noon at Chisholm Trail Shopping Center. The ride begins at 1 p.m. All vehicles are welcome.

The 2019 Newton Toy Run featured a perfect day and hundreds of motorcycles riding through town to donate toys to the Salvation Army Christmas Program. Salvation Army officials estimated more than 800 motorcycles participated in the annual event.

The route through town will end at the parking lot by High Rollers Skate & Fun Zone, in the 100 block of E. Third Street.

The proceeds will benefit the Salvation Army and is supported by American Legion Riders Chapter 2. The toy run and Christmas program serves about 275 Harvey County families each year.

An online auction will be open through Nov. 6 and $5 bowls of chili will be sold on the day of the event by the Salvation Army.

The 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, 2017, following a motorcycle crash.