Spirit of giving
The 10th annual Tucker’s Toy Run was held Nov. 7, starting and ending in Northampton with a trip to Fountain Hill in the middle.
The annual event saw an estimated 900 bikers leave from Tri-Boro Sportsmen Club, 21st Street, and travel to St. Luke’s Hospital, Fountain Hill. COVID-19 restrictions this year limited motorcycling participants to a ride past the hospital. According to Lehigh Valley Community Benefit organizer Rick Nauman, thousands of toys that are normally delivered in person, when the bikers arrive and gather in front of the hospital, were transported earlier in the day by truck.
St. Luke’s pediatric staff lined Ostrum Street in Fountain Hill to cheer on the bikers as they rode past. Toys collected are provided to St. Luke’s University Health Network and are distributed to pediatric patients throughout the year.
After the ride, participants returned to Tri-Boro, where refreshments were served.
A raffle drawing was also part of the day, proceeds of which are used to support this event and other charitable causes. Bath resident John Herman was this year’s big raffle winner, taking home a 2020 Harley-Davidson.
The toy drive honors the late Tucker Stuart, who died in a motorcycle crash in 2011.