- Northern Illinois to get $8.3 million for state construction projects
- Tree-lighting festival kicks off holiday season in Machesney Park
- Roscoe Boy Scout Troop’s tree stand at new location
- Tips for selecting safe toys for kids this holiday season
- Prayer service for World AIDS Day Nov. 30
- Food Bank joins national #GivingTuesday movement
- Lee Hamilton: What lies ahead for Congress
- Rockford Public Schools faces $8.8 deficit, board OKs flat tax, HR chief
- Literary Hook: A holiday tradition: ‘This Thanksgiving, Remember’
- Cold snap does not negate global warming
Pinto Stampede helps Wounded Warrior Project
The 9/11 Pinto Stampede group did well over the weekend of Sept. 9-11, reports James Madison. Half a dozen Ford Pintos from as far as northern Minnesota came to northern Illinois for a cruise/fund-raising event. They also celebrated the 41st birthday of the Pinto by raising money for the Wounded Warrior Project. These Pinto lovers camped at Rock Cut State Park and cruised Winnebago and Ogle counties. Their many stops included Lowden State Park, Central Christian Church car show, Lensing car show and Rock River Ford. They received a very generous donation of $1,000 to go to Wounded Warrior Project from Brian Anderson and Rick Beale of Rock River Ford.
Madison, one of the owners of Bullet Stop Gun Shop, owns and drives the Ford Pinto his dad bought 31 summers ago. He donated a rifle and sold another $1,200 in raffle tickets all for a great cause.
“These cars get a lot of attention at all the car shows,” says Brian Campbell of Hibbing, Minn. “I own nine of these ponies, and drove one of mine over 6,000 miles this summer for this great charity!”
From the Sept. 21-27, 2011, issue