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Continental Tire employees take part in annual toy ride

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MT. VERNON, IL - Each year, Continental Tire in Mt. Vernon, Illinois sponsors the Jefferson County Toys for Kids organization.  With this annual sponsorship comes a tremendous amount of donations for children in the local and surrounding communities.

This year marks the 8th Annual Continental Employee Toy Ride. The annual ride was started by the employees of Continental Tire to give back to the community in a unique way.  For about six months, employees have been donating to a plant-wide collection of toys, including items such board games and bicycles for this event.  Last year, more than 70 Continental Tire employee motorcyclists will arrive at the plant with their toys strapped to their bikes to help escort the collected toys to Times Square Mall.  

This year, more than 100 people took part in the toy ride. The employees also raised more than $7,000 for the campaign.
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