Despite 4 inches of wet slippery snow, nearly 2 months of hard work paid off in a big way for the High Country Chapter ABATE of AZ’s effort to honor the memory of Barbie Hensler and keep her dream of a local toy drive alive. The communities of Pine and Strawberry braved the early morning snow to turn out for the event and do their part. Also of huge benefit was theÂ support of the Old Bastards MC of Payson and the wonderful staff at Sidewinders Tavern and Grill in Pine that hosted the event.
This event could not happen without the incredible support provided by Rim Country Chapter of MMA of AZ and especially the financial support of AAA MedEx whose drivers always come through in a huge and unselfish way to help the children of the rim country of Arizona.
The toys, clothes, bikes and money were all taken to the Moose Lodge in Star Valley where the toys will be wrapped and distributed.
Thanks to the efforts of all of those mentioned above, and many others (KRIM 96.3 FM – You folks are THE BEST!), this year, not only were we able to deliver toys and presents for over 100 children, but also present the Moose Lodge with a check for $1,752.00 to help them make this Christmas as happy and memorableÂ as it should be for so many.
Photos can be found by following this link:Â https://motorcyclesafari.com/members/tekboss/photos/albums/12/