The ABATE District 16 annual Toy Run for Christmas Wish will be held Sunday. This year’s event in being held with assistance from Brothers All Riding Club and the Moose Riders #1953 of Mountain Home.
Returning for its 31st year, Christmas Wish a is a?local charitable program that?allows area residents to step up and assist those needing help providing Christmas gifts for their children.
Motorcycles will begin lining up on the Baxter County Courthouse square beginning at noon on Sunday for the Toy Run, with kickstands up at 1 p.m. The assembled motorcycles will then ride to the Moose Lodge #1953 on Highway 5 South.
Donations of new, unwrapped toys valued at $10 or more are required to participate in the Toy Run. Riders may make cash donations of $10 or more per participant in lieu of a toy donation.
Due to COVID-19 concerns, the Toy Run’s traditional chili lunch will not be severed as the end of this year’s event. Participants are instead being asked to bring their own sack lunch to be eaten after the Toy Run ends at the Moose Lodge.
Riding a motorcycle is not a requirement to participate in the event. Would-be participants may instead meet the riders at the Moose Lodge about 1:30 p.m. and participate in the event from there.
All proceeds and toys collected at the event will donated to the Christmas Wish program to help needy families in the Twin lakes Area have a better Christmas.
Beginning this year,?CareCenter Ministries wil handle the?day-to-day operations of the Christmas Wish program, with?The Bulletin?continuing to to publish information about the families that have applied to the program as well as information about Christmas Wish fundraisers and donations.
Donations to the program may be dropped off at the CareCenter Ministries office, located at?734 Thorn Street in Mountain Home. Those making a donation by check should include “Christmas Wish” on the check’s memo line.
For questions about the Christmas Wish program or for information about becoming a business sponsor, please call (870) 656-9364.
Today, we continue reprinting the 2020 Christmas Wishes that have yet to be adopted.
Family of five in need of help. All money earned goes toward paying bills and buying the necessities. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
FIRST CHILD — 3-month-old boy
ONE THING I WOULD REALLY LOVE:?Baby Einstein 4-in-1 Kickin’ Tunes Music and Language Discovery Activity Gym.
THINGS I WOULD LIKE:?Tiny Love 4-in-1 Here I Grow Mobile Activity Center – Meadow Days and Bumbo Multi Seat with Tray.
THINGS THAT I NEED:?Size 3-12 months socks, teething toys, walker and winter hats.
SECOND CHILD — 2-year-old boy
ABOUT ME:?I love playing outside and dancing with my big brother. I really like coloring and helping my mama cook.
ONE THING I WOULD REALLY LOVE:?Power Wheel Truck or Jeep.
THINGS I WOULD LIKE:?Step2 Great Creations Art Center, Xbox one Just Dance games and Vtech Tote & Go laptop.
THINGS THAT I NEED:?Size 3T clothes and size 8.5 extra wide boots and socks.
MY FAVORITES:?The colors blue & green, Reese’s, watching the tv show “Blippi & Mickey”, dancing, running and coloring.
THIRD CHILD — 6-year-old boy
ABOUT ME:?I love playing outside with my little brother and playing Army men and video games with my dad.
ONE THING I WOULD REALLY LOVE:?The Original AirFort – Digi Camo Play Tent.
THINGS I WOULD LIKE:?Mega Construx Call of Duty Black Ops troop action figure, Sonic the Hedgehog plushie, Xbox One Just Dance game and a basketball.
THINGS THAT I NEED:?Size 8/10 clothe, size 4.5 wide boots and socks.
MY FAVORITES:?The colors red, blue & green, suckers & chocolate candy, the TV show “Grizzly & The Lemmings”, playing with army men and dancing.
Family of five in need of help. Disabled single father has had a tough year as they adjusted to the new way of life with the pandemic and a drastic cut in household income.
FIRST CHILD — 5-year-old boy
ABOUT ME:?Loves playing with Legos. Takes a lot of joy in creating works of art for his daddy and his siblings. He enjoys dancing and listening to music. Very creative and plays with his blocks every day.
THINGS I WOULD LIKE:?Magnetic blocks, fishing pole and tackle, Lightning McQueen toys, Osmo Preschool Starter Kit, and a bike with training wheels.
THINGS THAT I NEED:?Size 5T clothes and jacket, size 10.5 shoes and twin bedding.
MY FAVORITES:?The color red, chocolate and popsicles, watching Paw Patrol and Pokémon and the Razorbacks.
SECOND CHILD — 10-year-old girl
ABOUT ME:?Loves playing on her trampoline, with Legos and her Barbie dolls. She is extremely creative and loves drawing pictures for her family and friends. She enjoys riding her bike and playing with her brothers and sisters. Likes to paint her nails and do color by numbers.
ONE THING I REALLY LOVE:?Art supplies.
THINGS I WOULD LIKE:?Fishing pole and tackle, Lego Friends Beach House, Nail Art craft kit, Hairdorables dolls and a 20” bike.
THINGS THAT I NEED:?Size XL or 16/18 clothes, size 4 shoes, twin bedding, pillow, and bike helmet.
MY FAVORITES:?Color teal, Peanut M&Ms, Disney’s 101 Dalmatians and science.
THIRD CHILD — 11-year-old girl
ABOUT ME:?Suffers from a seizure disorder since birth but does not let this get in the way of having fun. Loves listening to music, riding her bike, and playing with guinea pigs and puppy. She has a true desire to help people and wants to be a veterinarian when she grows up.
ONE THING I REALLY LOVE:?Karaoke machine and accessories.
THINGS I WOULD LIKE:?Fishing pole and tackle, Guinea pig circus set, board games, and 20” bike.
THINGS THAT I NEED:?Size s/m in women’s shirts, size 8 jeans, size 7.5 shoes, twin bedding and pillow, bike helmet and pads.
MY FAVORITES:?The color pink, Peppermint Patties, Carmen San Diego TV show, listening to Katy Perry and watching the Razorbacks.
FORTH CHILD — 13-year-old boy
ABOUT ME:?Has advanced to 8th grade, plays chess, is on the Quiz Bowl team and plays in the school band. He enjoys video games, especially Mario, and Fortnight, and is an incredible helper.
ONE THING I REALLY LOVE:?Brain teasers and puzzles like Hanayama and Rubik’s Cube. A 24” bike.
THINGS I WOULD LIKE:?Fishing pole and tackle, Virtual Reality Headset, Headphones or earbuds, hoodies, sweatpants and board games.
THINGS THAT I NEED:?Size M men shirts, size 32/34 jeans/pants, size L sweatshirts, pajamas, jacket, twin bedding and pillows.
MY FAVORITES:?The color cyan, Peanut Butter M&Ms, tv shows Avatar and Legend of Korra, Harry Potter movies and playing chess.
Family of 6 trying to go to school and work. I have to work less hours now that I am in school. I have 4 wonderful children.
FIRST CHILD — 3-year-old boy
ABOUT ME:?I am three and I am all boy. I like playing outside, climbing, playing with trucks, cars, and dinosaurs.
ONE THING I REALLY LOVE:?20” bike.
THINGS I WOULD LIKE:?Cars, trucks, toys, blocks, and dinosaurs.
THINGS THAT I NEED:?Size 5T clothes and jacket and size 12 shoes.
MY FAVORITES:?The color green, chocolate, Blaze Monster Machine tv show and the Spider-Man movies.
SECOND CHILD — 5-year-old girl
ABOUT ME:?I love playing outside, I love playing with babies, toys, and my siblings.
THINGS I WOULD LIKE:?Baby doll, coloring books and outside toys.
THINGS THAT I NEED:?Size 6T clothes and jacket and size 1 shoes.
MY FAVORITES:?The color purple, sour candy, SpongeBob tv show, Disney Princesses and playing outside.
THIRD CHILD — 12-year-old girl
ABOUT ME:?I am 12 years old, I like makeup, clothes, hair stuff, music and taking pictures.
ONE THING I REALLY LOVE:?Camera.
THINGS THAT I NEED:?Makeup, hair products and hair bands size 12 clothes, size 5 shoes and full-size bedding.
MY FAVORITES:?The color green, chocolate, Hip Hop music and art.
I am a single father of five, currently attending ASUMH, and although we do OK; sometimes I struggle. This year has been especially trying for us all. I along with my children would greatly appreciate anything. My kids are AMAZING, and they really do deserve a good Christmas. Thank you and God Bless All of You.
FIRST CHILD — 7-year-old girl
ABOUT ME:?I like to draw and play basketball. I like horses. I like desserts, mainly chocolate chip cookies.
ONE THING I REALLY LOVE:?Barbie Dream House
THINGS I WOULD LIKE:?2nd grade level books, robot horse toy, Barbie clothes, art kit, easy bake oven.
THINGS THAT I NEED:?Size 7/8 shirts and jacket, size 7/8 slim pants, size 1 shoes and twin bedding.
MY FAVORITES:?The color blue, Reese’s candy, Troll Hunters tv show, Trolls World Tour movies and music.
SECOND CHILD —11-year-old girl
ABOUT ME:?I like reading, listening to music, gymnastics. playing Wii video games, and arts and crafts.
ONE THING I REALLY LOVE:?Crocs size 7.
THINGS I WOULD LIKE:?Mythological books, art kit, how to draw books, gemstone/rock collections, and queen size bedding.
THINGS THAT I NEED:?Clothes, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste and hair ties.
MY FAVORITES:?The color red, bubble gum, Troll Hunters tv show and all of Adam Sandler’s movies.
THIRD CHILD — 13-year-old girl
ABOUT ME:?I like to fish. I like shopping for shirts. I like reading. I like scary movies and funny people. I like sarcastic and funny shirts. I am in lots of clubs.
ONE THING I REALLY LOVE:?Percy Jackson Coloring Book.
THINGS I WOULD LIKE:?Earrings, NASA hoodie, cat ears hoodie and king bedding set.
THINGS THAT I NEED:?Clothes, hairbrush, AA batteries and mouthwash.
MY FAVORITES:?The color purple, candy, Airhead, Xtreme rope candy, NCIS tv show, Percy Jackson movies and Boy in the Bubble music.
FORTH CHILD?— 14-year-old girl
ABOUT ME:?I have Down Syndrome. I have a 1st or 2nd grade learning level. I can only wear high-top shoes because of my feet. I love to sing, dance and playing dodge ball.
ONE THING I REALLY LOVE:?Justin Bieber stuff.
THINGS I WOULD LIKE:?Wii games, Monopoly, Candyland, Spy Kids or Lava Girl and Shark Boy movies.
THINGS THAT I NEED:?Clothes, twin bedding, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrush and mouthwash.
MY FAVORITES:?The color purple, Hershey’s Milk Chocolate, Trolls TV show and listening to Justin Bieber.
FIFTH CHILD — 16-year-old girl
ABOUT ME:?I like reading, painting, and crafting. I love to spend time with my friends. I am a big Harry Potter fan. I also like scary movies. I love to cook and color with gel pens.
ONE THING I REALLY LOVE:?Harry Potter movie set.
THINGS I WOULD LIKE:?Harry Potter books, mini arcade game, “Don’t talk to me” hoodie, Cat ear hoodie and full-size bedding.
THINGS THAT I NEED:?Hairbrush, shampoo, conditioner and toothpaste.
MY FAVORITES:?The colors black and red, chocolate and sour candy watching Criminal Minds and the Harry Potter movies.
Mother of two boys has fallen on hard times. Any help would be a blessing and very appreciated. Trying to find a job and daycare for my youngest son.
FIRST CHILD — 4-year-old boy
ABOUT ME:?I like to ride scooters and play Fortnite with my big brother. Also like to play videogames and have Nerf Gun wars.
ONE THING I REALLY LOVE:?Hoverboard.
THINGS I WOULD LIKE:?Fortnite Sniper Nerf Gun, no assembly tent and Fortnite action figures.
THINGS THAT I NEED:?ABC – Learning games, size 4T clothes and jacket, size 4T shows and twin bedding.
MY FAVORITES:?The colors red and black, Kit Kats and Sour Gummies. Nickelodeon and SpongeBob, camping and playing video games.
SECOND CHILD — 8-year-old boy
ABOUT ME:?I like to camp and fish and ride bike and scooters with friends…and climb trees, go on hikes, and watch WWE and play Fortnite.
ONE THING I REALLY LOVE:?Camping equipment.
THINGS I WOULD LIKE:?Lifo or UFO Hover toy, large Nerf gun, tent, WWE wrestling figures or belt.
THINGS THAT I NEED:?Large hoodies, size 12 shoes and socks, size 12-14 jacket and twin size bedding.
MY FAVORITES:?The color blue, Hershey’s with almonds, SpongeBob and Tom and Jerry tv shows, camping and riding my bike.