FORT WALTON BEACH — It’s time to think about the upcoming holiday season. The Emerald Coast Harley Owners Group (HOG) Chapter #3605, sponsored by Emerald Coast Harley Davidson, will host its 40th Annual Toys 4 Tots Ride on the Emerald Coast on Sunday, Nov. 17. All proceeds will benefit the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center and Children in Crisis.

All types of motorcycles are welcome to decorate their bikes for the holidays and participate in the Toys 4 Tots Ride. Entry fee is $10 per participant, plus a new toy or gift card. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. at Sam’s Club parking lot in Fort Walton Beach, 740 North Beal Parkway. The sheriff-escorted motorcycle parade starts at 11 a.m. from Sam’s Club and ends at the Niceville Mullet Festival site.

Both the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center and Children in Crisis will have booths at the Mullet Festival site where people are encouraged to drop off toy donations. Other drop-off locations include We Care Heating & Air in Niceville, FedEx Ground in Crestview, JC Penney salon in Santa Rosa Mall, along with Sam’s Club and Emerald Coast Harley-Davidson in Fort Walton Beach.

Parade and festivities at the Mullet Festival site will begin at 11:30 a.m. and include music, food, chance drawings, bike games, motorcycle contests and more. For further information or to make donations, call (850) 499-8028 or (850) 862-4706.