Community Jumps In To Help After Club's Parade Trailer Was Stolen

Friday, November 26th 2021, 6:32 pm

GUTHRIE, Oklahoma -

In Guthrie, the Territorial Riders motorcycle club was preparing for the big Territorial Christmas parade on Saturday when their parade trailer was stolen. 

On Friday, they said they're on a mission to give back to kids this year and every year, so they didn’t let it stop them when their trailer was taken. 

“We do this every year. From October to January 1, we are hooked up for the community. This is what we live for,” said Skip Anderson, club secretary and treasurer. 

Their annual Christmas toy drive began 16 years ago. 

Now, the club hands out stuffed animals during the Guthrie Territorial Christmas parade. 

“Just the look on their face. For some of them, it’s the only Christmas gift they're going to get,” said Anderson. 

Don’t let the leather jackets fool you. 

The members have something fluffy and friendly for every kid. About 600 toys will be handed out on Saturday.

When members discovered their 16-foot tandem axel trailer was stolen on Wednesday, it left them in a bind. 

It had just been painted black and gold for the parade.

Now, it was the community’s turn to help. 

“Within an hour after we had posted it on Facebook, we had more phone calls from people in the community wanting to donate trailers for us to use for the parade. So, everybody came in and helped us out,” said Nick Chamberlin, club vice president. 

The trailer hasn’t been found yet, but the club is on track to lead the Saturday evening parade, with plenty of toys. 

“We decided the kids needed a toy for Christmas, so that’s what it’s all about,” Chamberlin said. 

If you have any information about the trailer that was taken, call Guthrie police at 405-282-3535.