This website is dedicated to the memory of TFT Parade Member Ed May who created the first Parade website, with Jack Voss, in 1999.
This format was designed by Sharon Allen, and now maintained by Jack Voss.
Copyright 2017. Chicagoland Toys For Tots Motorcycle Parade Org. All rights reserved.
TOYS FOR TOTS
Ed May and Jack Voss started the Parade Website in 1999
THE PARADE 1990-1999
1990: NO PARADE due to Operation Desert Shield. Toys were collected at the Dan Ryan Woods.
1991: 5000 riders.
1992: 5000 riders. Special 15th Anniversary Pin. Billboard over Western Avenue.
1993: The last time The Parade was on a Saturday and the last noon start.
1994: Ed Mitchell becomes the president of the Chicagoland Toys for Tots Motorcycle Parade. First Parade on a Sunday and a 10:30 AM start. Harley-Davidson raffle. 10,000 riders.
1995: First year for the Toys for Tots party in Rosemont. First wedding in the Dan Ryan Woods before The Parade. Harley-Davidson raffle.
1996: First St. Joseph Home bike show. Toys for Tots party in Rosemont. Harley-Davidson raffle. 4000 riders.
1997: Big Lou becomes the president of Toys for Tots. Toys for Tots party in Rosemont. Special 20th Anniversary pin. Harley-Davidson raffle. 15,000 riders.
1998: Special black Hot Wheels collectible toy and coloring book. Toys for Tots party in Rosemont. Harley-Davidson raffle.
1999: Tiger Mark becomes president of Toys for Tots. White Hot Wheels collectible toy. Ed May and Jack Voss create the first Toys for Tots website. Two CAN-TV shows. Harley-Davidson raffle. 15,000 riders.