For the 35th year, the streets of Las Cruces will come alive with the rumble of pipes, and the sight of chrome and stuffed animals, leather and dolls, helmets and Hot Wheels.

It is time for the Toys for Kids Motorcycle Parade! This year's event takes place on Sunday, Nov. 22. Participants enjoy a police escorted parade from the Mesilla Valley Mall to the Las Cruces Convention Center where they will be entertained by live music from Triple Jack. They will also enjoy a barbeque dinner, beverages, bike show, vendors, raffles, a silent auction, door prizes and a grand prize donated by Motorsports of New Mexico.

Photo: Claudia Ocon
 Entry is a $10 donation plus a new toy valued at $7 or more per person. Registration begins at the southwest corner of Mesilla Valley Mall, near Penney's. Parade route to be determined by Las Cruces Police Department.
Photo: Claudia Ocon
If you would like to donate but are unable to attend the event on Nov. 22, you can drop toys off at Tresco TOTS at 2325 Nevada in Las Cruces or Wheelsport at 105 Hanks Drive in Mesilla Park. Please visit toysforkids-lc.org for more information. Or you can call Theresa Adams at (575) 527-4930, Mack Adams (575) 527-7552 or ask for Kong at (575) 523-1061.