With the Toy Run being the culmination of the HRRHT, the agenda for the builders was to relax and party together one last time. They did just that by enjoying the Florida sun, hanging out at the center bar inside the Seminole Hard Rock Casino, and taking an airboat tour at the Everglades Holiday Park. On the day of the event, however, things got a little tense as time was winding down to make the announcement of the HRRHT grand-prize winner. As the pre-selected contestants huddled around the stage, all the builders lined up as the name was about to be drawn.
The excitement began to build, the crowd became quiet, and then the name was pulled from a hat. Frank Lopiccolo of East Point, Detroit, MI, was selected as the grand-prize winner. Frank was a man of few words but knew exactly which bike he wanted-he stood on stage and pointed toward Paul and Keino, and with that one gesture the handcrafted Indian Larry Legacy bike was his.
Overall, the entire day was a great time. There was a lot to take in, and it was emotional at times, but everything was good, and everyone had a blast. If you're in the South Florida area next year around the beginning of December, be sure to check out the Toys in the Sun Run. It's all for a great cause, and you're bound to have fun and meet some new friends.