Sunday, January 26, 2020
The Blooming Prairie BOB (Bikers of Blooming) broke a Steele County record for organizations raising money for Toys for Tots. This year's BOB Ride raised $17,500. Accepting the donation at J & H Liquors from organizer Harvey Farr (second from left) were, left to right, Jerry Shore, Don Overlie and Nancy Levisay.

BP does it again for Toys for Tots

Yes, Blooming Prairie did it

again for the Steele County Toys

for Tots campaign.

Harvey and Nancy Farr of J &

H Liquors represented the annual

BOB (Bikers of Blooming) ride

held on Aug. 17 by turning over

$17,500 to the Steele County Toys

for Tots program.

The Blooming Prairie contribution

for many years has

ranked as the largest dollar

total of any group donating

to the Toys for Tots in Steele


“We keep on trying,” said a

proud Harvey Farr in turning

the amount over to the Steele

County Toys for Tots officials.

Accepting the BOB funds on a

Saturday morning were coordinator

Jerry Shore of the Marine

Reserves, Don Overlie, assistant

coordinator and Nancy Levisay,

treasurer. “Oh, my God,” Overlie

reacted when told of the Blooming

Prairie donation.

Levisay said her records show

that Blooming Prairie’s BOB ride

has contributed $124,785 since

2004. This year’s contribution is a

new record, Levisay emphasized.

Shore said the program got

its start when the late Bonnie

Thompson said people “were

falling through the cracks” and

there was no money for toys for kids. “She inspired the toys drive

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Steele County Times & DCI

Steele County Times
411 E. Main St.
P.O. Box 247
Blooming Prairie, MN 55917

Dodge County Independent
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944

Dodge County Printing
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944


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