Motorcyclists Playing Santa's Elves in Annual ABATE Toy Run in Walworth County
Hopes are high that the toy collecting folks at Abate in Walworth County can surpass last year's toy run total.
They are in the final leg of the collection drive that began December 3rd.
It will continue through this weekend with the third and final run the weekend after that.
31 different taverns and pubs and restaurants in Walworth County are participating and serving as collection points.
The ABATE members will make sure all the deliveries get to Walworth County Human Services in time for Christmas.
Executive Director Dave Charlebois of ABATE says it makes him proud to see bikers who aren't out for themselves and really want to give back.
"I want people to have a different perspective on bikers. I want people to watch for us and realize we're people too. It gives me great pleasure to give Christmas to children. We're honored to be a part of it."
Organizer Sessie Schneeberger says you don't have to be a rider to take part.
"There are kids out there who wouldn't have a Christmas if we didn't take it upon ourselves. Everything that is donated in Walworth County, stays in Walworth County."
This Saturday's run will start at 10 a.m. at Farmer's Inn and Tavern in Darien. But you have many different spots you can select to joins in.
Here are the participating businesses:
Honey Lake Inn at 35415 Academy Rd. Burlington Open at 11 a.m.
Farmer's Inn & Tavern at 15 Wisconsin St. Darien Open at 7 a.m.
Vegas Gentlemen Club at W9031 US Highway 14 Darien Open at 11 a.m.
End Zone at 4112 Blue Gill Rd. Delavan Open at 11 a.m.
Snug Harbor at W7785 Wisconsin Parkway Delavan Open at 11 a.m.
South Shore Bar & Grill W6763 S Shore Dr. Delavan Open at 11 a.m.
Tubby's Too W8497 County Road A Delavan Open at 11 a.m.
Whiskey Ranch W9002 State Road 11 Delavan Open at 11 a.m.
East Toy House 2093 Main St. East Troy Open at 11 a.m.
Blue Overall Bar W5699 County Road A Elkhorn Open at 11 a.m.
Elkhart Saloon 9 E Walworth St. Elkhorn Open at 8 a.m.
Walworth Inn W5296 County Road A Elkhorn Open at 10 a.m.
Chris's Steel Horse Saloon W1126 N Lake shore Dr Lowr Genoa City Open 10 a.m.
Friend's W1112 N Lake Shore Dr Genoa City Open at 10 a.m.
Hide Away Bar 202 Williams Rd Genoa City Open at 7 a.m.
Como Inn N3461 Country Road H Lake Geneva Open at 11 a.m.
Freddie's West End Pizza Place W4118 Lake Shore Dr Lake Geneva Open at 10 a.m.
In the Drink W3860 Lake Shore Dr. Lake Geneva Open at 11 a.m.
Jackson's Hole 1798 Genessee St. Lake Geneva Open at 11 a.m.
Lake Geneva Lanes 192 E Main St. Lake Geneva Open at 9 a.m.
The Owl Tavern W4120 Southland Rd Lake Geneva Open at 12 p.m.
Zenda tap N560 Zenda Rd. Lake Geneva Open at 11 a.m.
Double D's Pub & Eatery W1602 County Road J Mukwonago Open at 10 a.m.
Eagle Spring Pub W345 S10463 Hwy E Mukwonago Open at 11 a.m.
Kip & Deb's Tavern 184 Park Ave. Sharon Open at 12 p.m.
Prairie Landing Apartments 140 West School St Sharon Open at 9 a.m.
Pub & Grab N1161 Clover Rd. Genoa City Open at 11 a.m.
Herner's Hideway N202 Williams Rd. Genoa City Open at 11 a.m.
Madison Street Sub Shop 116 Madison Walworth Open at 10 a.m.
Sweeney's Bar 103 Kenosha St. Walworth Open at 9 a.m.