Toy ride, motorcycle ride and benefit dance Nov. 3 - 4

The 11th annual George Lipscomb Memorial Toy Ride will be held on Sunday, November 4, rain or shine. The ride will start promptly at 1:00 p.m. in Montgomery City, at City Hall, located on MO 19 at 7th Street on the north end of town.

Registration for the ride will be from 11:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. The entry fee will be 2 new unopened toys (1 for a boy and 1 for a girl) for ages birth to 10 years. In lieu of the toys, riders may pay $10 per person (operator and passenger = $20).

The parade ride, led by Santa, will leave City Hall and travel south on MO 19. The Ride will terminate in Hermann at the Eagles Hall where a late lunch will be provided for all riders. Music will be provided and drinks will be available.

In conjunction with the Ride, the Toy Ride Committee will sponsor a benefit dance on Saturday, November 3. The dance will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Montgomery City and will begin at 8:00 p.m. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m.

'Butch Wax and the Hollywoods' will provide music for the dance. The band features music from the '50s, '60s, and '70s. Proceeds will go to help the Toy Ride drive.

Tickets for the dance will be $20 per person. Advance tickets will be available at Happy Joe's II Bar and Grill and Blondie's Beauty Shop in Montgomery City at 573-564-5241; Kevin Worley 573-564-2475; Kim Crowe at 573-486-9015; or Merlin Cramer at 573-486-2481. Tickets will also be available at the door.

All proceeds and toys from the ride and dance go to the kids through Montgomery County's 'Youth in Need' and the Hermann and Surrounding Area Community Christmas organizations.

The Toy Ride Committee reports, "We're hoping for more riders and a good attendance at the dance, so we can help even more kids have a brighter Christmas. Everyone is invited to come to the dance on November 3 and ride with Santa on November 4 or both.

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