The Regulators Motorcycle Club welcomed the community to join them in their 8th Annual River Valley Toy Run that was held on Saturday, December 1. The event included the annual Toy Run Parade, chili cook-off, a live auction, a 50/50 drawing, door prizes and Santa Clause made time on his busy list to participate. Registration for the Toy Run Parade began at 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning at the Russellville Junior High School (RJHS), located at 2000 W. Parkway Drive.

The Toy Run Parade and chili cook-off events are held each year im order to assist needy families with Christmas gifts for their children. Both participants and members of the community brought new, unwrapped toys to the Toy Run event. The gifts will be distributed to local children in need to help make their Christmas special.

At approximately 11 a.m., the Toy Run parade arrived at the Journey Church located at 3001 E. Parkway Drive.and this year's chili cook-off kicked off.

Trophies and awards were presented to this year's winners and the People's Choice Award was announced.

In order to raise funds, this year the Regulators will be giving away a 2019 Nissan Versa. Raffle tickets are being sold to win the car until the drawing on Friday, December 21st. Raffle tickets are $12 each or you cam purchase 10 tickets for $100.

To purchase raffle tickets, stop by ORR Auto Mall in Russellville and ask for Clinton Hartley or call at (479) 264-5698 or contact Ron Peters at 479-857-2108 or by email at

The following video was captured during this year's event.