27th Annual ABATE Motorcycle Toy Run From Merritt Island to Melbourne Florida
By Denise Shockey, Cocoa Beach, Brevard County Florida Real Estate
(RE/MAX Aerospace Realty)
The 27th Annual ABATE (American Bikers Aiming Toward Education) roared through Merritt Island, Cocoa, Rockledge, and Melbourne Florida today. Thousands of people watched over 7500 motorcycles, complete with Santas and helpers. The Toy Run was led by the Brevard County Sheriff's Office Motorcycle Squad, adding additional excitement. This annual event is always great fun for spectators and participants. The event is also sponsored by the Shriners, and thousands of toys and donations are raised each year! The weather was wonderful and everyone had a blast! A special tribute was given to Pearl Harbor veterans, as this years run was dedicated to them. The grand marshal was Hatcher James, a Pearl Harbor survivor. Sadly, many people do not know that today was the 67th anniversary of Pea...