The big news Monday morning was the donation by DeBourgh Manufacturing of three First Responder Lockers to be auctioned at the 28th Annual Wayne Kash Memorial Bikers Toy Dance, scheduled for Saturday.

The lockers are quite large, with adequate storage and a wooden bench where a police officers or firefighters can sit while putting on their boots.

The lockers are valued at about $2,000 each. They are so large that only two would go in a trailer and one had to be secured on a truck bed.

Jody Bracy, chairwoman of the Wayne Kash Memorial Bikers Toy Dance and Poker Run, expressed her gratitude for the large donation.

“We are especially grateful this year because, overall, donations are down," she said.

Sean Burnett, DeBourgh product development engineer, said, “They let me donate lockers this year. I am happy to do it.”

“All proceeds from the Wayne Kash Memorial Dance go to help the children of Otero, Bent and Crowley Counties,” said Bracy. “Everyone is welcome to come. Admission is $5 or a new toy. It’s at the Rocky Ford Elks Lodge, 7 p.m. to midnight. Sarah Kelley Barrett will be at the door. Come and have a good time and help the children of our area have a good Christmas.”