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Buddy Oney Run set Saturday at The Ranch

The sixth annual Buddy Oney Toy Run will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, beginning at The Ranch, located at 415 West US 79 in Rockdale, according to Charles Starr, spokesman.

All the proceeds and toys from this year’s run will go to Milam County needy children. Pro - ceeds will be split between Milam County Child Protective Services (CPS) and Christmas Roundup, Starr said.

Registration begins at 10 a.m. with first bike out at 11. Fee is $15 per rider, $20 per rider and passenger or a new toy valued at $20, he said.

This fee will include a meal after the ride for all participants. The meal will be prepared by Brady’s Pest Control and crew.

There will also be a 50/50 drawing, door prizes and DJ music. Short sleeve T-shirts are on sale for $20 the day of the run.

“ The R ide w ill be about a 100-mile trip, taking us through Milam and Williamson counties,” Starr said.

Sponsors and stops for this Toy Run are The War Horse Saloon in Thorndale, Noack Bar in Noack, Pancho and Lefty’s in Hare, Cliff’s Tavern in Rockdale, Nat’s in Milano then back to The Ranch in Rockdale, last bike in at 4:30 p.m.

The Ride is organized by The Bad To The Bone Riders. “Remember, we need the community’s support for us to help the children of Milam County,” Starr said.

“With the economy the way it is in our area right now, it seems that there are more children and families right here in Milam County than ever before who need a helping hand.

“We are trying to bring people from all over Texas to support our efforts, much like the success we have had on our MARC Run,” he said.

“You do not have to own a motorcycle to support this ride. “All bikes, trikes, cars and trucks are welcome. This will be a Rain or Shine event,” Starr said.

“We would like to thank everyone in advance and encourage everyone to come to out and support all events this time of year that are being held to help the less fortunate in Milam County,” said Starr.

For more information call Starr at 512-540-2561 or email cr_ starr@sbcglobal.net or call Cynthia Ferrell at 512-698-2784.


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