For 23 years Gene and Lori Nelson coordinated the Rogue Valley Toy Run on the first Saturday of every December. In September they announced the 2015 run would be their last. but the folks at Thunderstruck Custom Bikes and Star Body Works have partnered to keep the event going.
“To see a kid go into Christmas or something without a toy just doesn’t work for me,” owner Mark Daley of Thunderstruck Custom Bikes says, “and I know it doesn’t work for a lot of these other guys too because last year we had record attendance.”
It’ll be the same concept just under a new name: Southern Oregon Toy Run. For more information click HERE.
Executive Producer Kristin Hosfelt anchors NBC5 News weeknights at 5 and 6. Originally from the Bay Area, Kristin earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism from San Jose State University.
She came to KOBI-TV/NBC5 from Bangor, Maine where she was the evening news anchor. Kristin has won multiple journalism awards including Best Feature Reporting in the State of Maine. In 2017, her investigation on lead pipes in Medford’s water system was named Best News Series by the Oregon Association of Broadcasters.
When Kristin is not sharing the news, she’s traveling, hunting down the best burrito, or buried in a Jodi Picoult novel. She’s also a Green Bay Packers shareholder; if you see her out and about she’d be happy to tell you the story of how a California girl became a cheesehead.