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Bikers Give Toys To Children's Center

Some special kids in Gladewater were treated to and early Christmas, as some East Texas bikers made an annual toy ride. Every December for the last 11 years, East Texas bikers remember those with debilitating handicaps at Truman Smith Care Center, in the annual Moms Toy Run. The event was started by Nell "Mom" Higginbotham, the original owner of Moms Biker Bar in Longview. Bikers from different clubs around East Texas band together take donations and use their own money to buy toys for the kids and deliver them in style, complete with Santa and a sleigh.

"The enjoyment of seeing those kids faces light up, if you could go out there and walk through Truman Smith and come out with a dry eye its amazing," said Donna Wingfield, who played "Mrs Claus".

"It shows me about when we go over there to the hospital to see all the things the kids and everybody goes through. We really don't have any problems in life. We got it pretty good," said Kilgore biker Randy Martin.

And both the bikers and the kids take something special with them from the experience.

"One of the things our children experience is sensory stimulation, so when these bikers roll up and the loud thunder of the bikes, they love it. You'll see their faces light up and they smile," said Tasha Wigington, nursing director at Truman Smith.

More than 200 bikers joined in the delivery of toys to Gladewater today.

Bob Hallmark reporting, bhallmark@kltv.com

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