On December 19, the Monroe County chapter of the Ghost Riders Motorcycle Club delivered toys and a check to the Bluefield Union Mission. This was the 25th year that the Ghost Riders have helped the families in the Bluefield area, through the Union Mission, during the holidays. "Christmas is a time of giving, and all of us have been blessed during the past year; and would like to help those less fortunate have a good Christmas.." one member commented. Due to circumstances beyond our control, we were only able to collect at Wal-Mart one day. This kept us from helping as much as we usually do at Christmas, but we just could not stop the tradition of giving. This years donations were done in memory of John "Rollin Stone" Stone, who passed away on December 6th. Stone (former President of the Monroe chapter) started the toy drive in the early 80's as a way to help those less fortunate during Christmas. The Monroe chapter not only brought toys, but also a check to the union mission to aid them in other programs. Craig Hammond, with the union mission has been noted as saying "We are so thankful for the Ghost Riders, and all of their efforts in helping so many families enjoy Christmas. Without them, Christmas would not be possible for so many people."
[Submitted by Hollywood]