The 10th annual Christmas charity motorcycle parade and gift drive is being held in Columbia to support homeless and hospitalized veterans.
Dorn VA Medical Center spokeswoman Pricilla Creamer (KRAY-mer) says Sunday's event begins with registration at Carolina Honda off exit 70 on I-20 East. Motorcyclists parade to the Dorn VA Medical Center off Garners Ferry Road, where a drawing will be held for a 2010 Phantom Motorcycle.
Creamer says participants are asked to bring a Christmas gift for a homeless or hospitalized veteran instead of paying a registration fee. Those watching the parade are also encouraged to bring gifts.
Creamer says 5,000 people participated last year and riders come dressed in Christmas garb or carry flags.