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During parades, a man distributes thousands of toys



Trumann, Arkansas – The annual Christmas parade had brilliant lights Friday night in Trumann.

More than 100 floats and vehicles traveled down Arkansas 463 while even more people waited in line to receive candy.

One particular float contained more surprises than candy.

“We put the toy express together about 5 years ago and it’s getting bigger and bigger,” said Steven Moss, creator of the Toy Express parade float.

Toys were piled high on the trailer’s roof.

“We love helping our community out when we can,” said Moss.

On the trailer, there were bicycles, scooters, dolls, automobiles, and TVs heaped high. It is ridden in Poinsett County Christmas parades.

We have kids in Trumann and the surrounding areas of Poinsett County who don’t get anything, so I just feel the need to get out there and help them out, said Moss, who claimed that this is the only motivation.

Numerous children lined the sidewalks in anticipation of candy, but as the Toy Express drove by, they caught something even bigger.

“I got a gun,” said Jace Ray. He was so excited about his new toy.

Moss claimed he enjoys witnessing these kinds of reactions. He makes preparations all year long to make sure the custom is upheld for that reason.

“We don’t just go buy them all at one time. It’s an all-year deal for us,” he said.

40 bikes and more than 2,000 toys were distributed.

Moss stated that they intend to provide additional toys at the Lepanto Christmas Parade on Saturday.