It's that time of year again when Junkanoo on the Beach hosts its 15th annual Christmas Poker Run and Holiday Toy Drive, taking place Sunday, Dec. 11, with sign-up at 10 a.m. and the first bike out by 11 a.m.
Those attending are asked to donate a new, unwrapped toy to the fund-raiser, which will all benefit children on the beach and the Lee Co. Sheriff's Dept. Youth Ranch.
"We ride for a reason," said co-organizer Mike DeCarlo, along with island girl Lena Neroni. "We always have a great turnout, and expect this year to be no different. Come by, donate some toys for local kids and have a great time for a great cause."
Junkanoo is acting as a toy drop for the local benefit now through Sunday, Dec. 11. So, feel free to make your toy donations early by stopping by the 3040 Estero Blvd. location anytime during operating hours.