There is a fundraiser coming up in about a month to help raise funds and collect donations for the Carlinville Food Pantry. It will be held at the Wild Pickin's Winery near Chesterfield, Illinois on August 21 and hosted by the River Road Dune Buggy, Chapter 618. As the name would suggest, the club is for dune buggy enthusiasts in the area.
They go on rides every weekend, but don't forget those who are less fortunate. The club's Dave Stromski says they also helped out an East Alton family last Christmas.
It is a loosely organized club. You don't have to be a member to go on the rides, but memberships are available for $25 per year. Stromski says membership runs the gamut of ages and professions. There are members as young as 28 and as old as the mid-60's.