As the Christmas season is quickly approaching our minds are starting to calculate the costs of putting those toys under the tree and for some its just not a possibility. This was the case for Bob Rogers of Marine General growing up in a family with five kids with limited financial resources. That’s why for the past thirteen years he has, in partnership with the Salvation Army’s toys for tots program, committed to helping area families fulfill some Christmas wishes.
Bob of Marine General has worked with Continental Ski and Bike, London Road Car Wash and Lube Center, and many others including the Subaru dealership in order to fund raise, buy, assemble, store, and deliver bicycles to three area Salvation Army locations. This year he has made a deal with Huffy in order to purchase 350 green and purple bicycles for the Toys for Tots at the Duluth, Superior, and Cloquet Salvation Army offices. And lest we forget bicycle safety, Continental Ski and Bike will be donating 350 bicycle helmets to accompany each donated bicycle.
|Just some of the 350 bikes that Bob hopes to deliver this year.|
Now you may be wondering how you can get involved and help Bob reach his goal of 350 Bicycles. Well, Wednesday November 16, 2016 from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm Marine General, located at 1501 London Rd. in Duluth, will be hosting their Annual Turkey Fry event. This is a free community event where the staff of Marine General will be frying up 50 turkeys to make turkey sandwiches and then giving these away to the community. There will also be soup, coffee, pop, and water all complimentary.