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      Thousands of SC bikers collect holiday toys

      ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) - The holidays will be brighter for children in upstate South Carolina thanks to thousands of bikers.

      The Anderson Independent Mail reports about 3,000 leather-clad bikers cruised through town Sunday with teddy bears and toys strapped to the back of the bikes. The annual Jack Hurley Anderson Toy Parade resulted in hundreds of thousands of dollars in toys being raised for needy kids.

      Event coordinator Donna Cole says about four box-trucks are filled with donated toys each year with extra toys being collected in pickup trucks. About $12,000 in cash is also collected.

      It was the 33rd year the rally has been held.

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      Information from: Anderson Independent-Mail, http://www.andersonsc.com

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