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TYLER (KYTX) - Loud  bikes and school supplies. That's what participants saw at the "Bikers Rule for School" supply drive Saturday. 

CBS 19's Katiera Winfrey was there as bikers and local charities came together to make the school year easier for thousand of Smith County Students.

Harley's, pink helmets and Oscar the biker dog were things seen at the 5th annual "Bikers Rule For School" school supply drive.

"It feels good, that we can all come together for one day for a good cause," said Shannon Maxwell. He's a member of the East Texas Soul Riders.

"I think it's very important in today's society for the kids to get the proper education and have the tools to learn," Maxwell said.

That's why he and bikers from all over east Texas converged on the Broadway Square Mall parking lot to bring tools like markers, crayons, and notebooks for students.

The bikers also have fun doing it by taking a ride through Smith County stopping in Troup, Whitehouse, Chapel Hill and heading back to Tyler.

This is the fifth year the bikers rule for school has been and plenty of people showed up. In that five years thousands of school supplies have been donated to go toward east Texas children.

"Last year and every year, we've collected between 95,000 and 100,000 school supply items," said Communication Outreach worker with PATH (People Attempting to Help) Becky Duncan.

She said with donations from bikers and the community, PATH will be able to help students in all 65 public schools in Smith County
  
"Over 20 thousand kids in smith go to school with nothing," said Lisa Wells with Times Square media. They are the organization that initially started up the event.

Wells hopes the crowd will change the number of students that will go without supplies.
 

 

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