HARRISON VALLEY —Children in the Northern Potter School District will have presents under the tree, thanks to a group of generous motorcycle riders.

“We don’t ever want to plateau,” said Phil Clark of the American Eagle Motorcycle Club. “We want to keep getting better.”

Through local donations, the AEMC members not only provided the gifts, including four bicycles, but another $4,550 in cash to the Northern Potter Chapter of Salvation Army. The presentation of gifts and cash took place at the donation ceremony this past Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Harrison Valley Community Building.

Charlene Smith, Potter County representative for the Salvation Army, said, “Whatever we raise in this area, stays in this area.”

For at least five years, the local Salvation Army chapter and AEMC members have worked together to donate toys and cash to local families, and children.

“It’s all about the kids,” Smith said.” (The process) brings me home. I know a lot of these families.”

Parents will pick up gifts for their children this Saturday, Dec. 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Harrison Valley Community Building.

So appreciative is the Salvation Army members in Northern Potter County of the work done by the American Eagles Motorcycle Club, that the former donated a hand-carved wooden motorcycle to the AEMC for collecting and presenting toys and cash to families in need.