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04 December 2019
Sunny conditions contributed to a stellar turn-out for the 20th annual Salvation Army Charity and Toy Ride at the weekend.
Co-ordinator Jenni Papst said well in excess of 100 motorcycles and riders travelled to Horsham from Natimuk under police escort on Saturday.
“The weather always plays a big role in the turn-out of participants and it was looking pretty grim on Friday night, but we woke up to beautiful weather and motorcycles everywhere,” she said.
“It was a terrific outcome for celebrating the event’s 20th milestone.”
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The annual Salvation Army appeal collects money and gift donations to brighten Christmas for the region’s disadvantaged children.
Mrs Papst said the final amount was still being tallied, but the Salvation Army was thrilled with the region’s support.
“The Natimuk A and P Society cooked up a storm ahead of the ride and we had participants travel from as far as Portland as well as Nhill, Kaniva, Jeparit, Rainbow and the Horsham region,” she said.
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