Club Pictures

November 8th, 2022 Southern Illinois Corvette Club Cruise to Dinger Bats in Ridgway.
The Club members met at Wal-Mart on route to Ridgway. Eight Corvettes.
Arrived at Dinger Bats.
Eighteen people participated in the Cruise.
Billets or blanks all marked by weight. The most popular wood is hard Maple.
The Lathe milling a bat. Dinger can produce around 150 bats a day. They produce for Professional Major Leagues to Little Leagues.
Luke demontrated the cupping machine. The precise weight can be achieved by cupping the bat’s end.
Sanded and polished, the bats are ready to go to paint and engraving.
Kyle explained the paint booth operation, drying process, conveyor track, engraving, and decals. Thank you Kyle and everyone at Dinger Bats for a great tour!
On the way to lunch, we did a slow roll by the brand new mural on the Harrisburg Fire Department.
After the tour, a lunch at Mackie’s in Harrisburg was great! ________________________________________________
November 5, 2022 Thanksgiving celebration/ November Club Meeting
Twenty three in attendance at Golden Corral. Turkey and all the holiday goodies!
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October 28,2022 Club participants in the Halloween Candy Crawl.
October 15th, 2022 Southern Illinois Corvette Club Cruise to Bald Knob Cross.
A beautiful sunny day at Bald Knob.
A gorgeous autumn Corvette drive!
VP Ron with a Fall Friend at Flamms.
Flamm’s apple cobbler with ice cream…..a perfect way to end a super Club Cruise. 🙂 ____________________________________________________________________________________________
October 7th, 2022 Southern Illinois Corvette Club/ Krispy Kreme Cruise-In at Rent One Park.
Sixteen AWESOME cars participating!
The Krispy Kreme certificate raffle tickets raised $121.00 for the Senior Angel Tree. Thank you everyone for your raffle ticket purchases!
Fifty food items were donated. Thank you for your generosity.
A great 2022 season of Southern Illinois Corvette Club/ Krispy Kreme Cruise-In’s. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Representing Southern Illinois Corvette Club, Linda presented a Club donation to Brenda & Alan to help with unforseen expenses as Alan is critically ill awaiting a liver transplant. Brenda waves and says,
“Thank you very much, and, may God bless you all”.
September 17, 2022 Eldorado Town & Country Days Parade. Pit stop at Harrisburg Wal-Mart before heading on to the parade.
Twelve Corvette Club members and six Corvettes participated. Everyone is all ready. Just waiting to begin the parade route.
Corvettes and Candy……you can’t get any better than that!________________________________________________
September 15th, 2022 Corvette Club meeting at Bennie’s Italian restaurant. Twenty five members and two guests attending. Great friends and good food!_____________________________________________________
September 11, 2022 Mary at the House of Hope Family Fun Day.
House of Hope Car Show.
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September 10, 2022. Veteran’s on Parade in Marion IL.
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September 2, 2022 Cruise-In at Rent One Park
Twenty seven vehicles registered.
Twenty six can goods donated.
$93.00 in Raffle ticket sales for the Senior Angel Tree. Thank you everyone!!
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August 20,2022 Dennis’ River to River All Corvette Car Show. Tom won Mayor’s Choice. Congratulations!
68 Corvettes! Great Show!
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`August 13, 2022 the Southern Illinois Corvette Club met at the Williams County Historical Society/ Jail Museum.
Eleven Corvettes
Eighteen members participated in the tour and one more joined at lunch.
Our tour guides, Sam and Sharon, were very informative and well versed in Williamson County History.
An example of the many General Stores that were in the area.
Uh Oh, The Corvette gang is in the jailhouse again.
Corn meal and flour bin on the left and wood fired cooking stove on the right.

An antique rug loom and spinning wheels. We know alot about “Spinning Wheels”.
We had a great tour and then went to Pookies for lunch!__________________________________________________
July 16th, 2022 Southern Illinois Corvette Club members heading out for a Club Cruise to Rolling Oak Alpaca Ranch.
Arrived at the Ranch. Ten Corvettes with Seventeen Club Members.
Hello!
Grassy field, nice shade, and furry alpacas…..a very enjoyable experience!
Is your mama a llama?” I asked my friend Bekka. “Of course not, our mama’s belong to the same herd, our mamas are alpacas.”
Stacey found a new friend.
Ray and Jerry are planning to take up knitting.
Beautiful products made from luxurious Alpaca Fiber.
A Beautiful stop on top of the world at Cliff View Park.
We arrived at the Peach Barn Cafe in Alto Pass.
Lunch is good…..but……we’re thinking about Peach Cobbler at Flamms! Watch out Flamms the Corvette Club is headed your way!___________________________________________________________________
July 1st, 2022 Cruise-In at Rent One Park.
51 non-perishable food items contributed for the food drive and $35 collected through the raffle for the Senior Angel Tree. Thank you everyone.
20 vehicles participated on this HOT July night but a nice cloud gave us some shade.
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June 25, 2022 Club Members gather for the Franklin County Historical Cruise. Photo by Larry
Amond the different types of exhibits, the main feature is Charlie Birger who was a gangster and bootlegger during Prohibition in the 1920s.
Nine Corvettes and 15 members
Is that the Birger gang? No, it’s the Corvette Gang! Photo by Matt Hayes
Photo by Matt Hayes
I can’t believe they caught me! Photo by Matt Hayes
Crime doesn’t pay.
After getting released from the JailHouse, the Corvette Gang tried to learn a honest living at the Franklin County Garage.
The Garage has a unique barrel-shaped roof design constructed in 1910 and housed the first Ford franchise in Franklin County then sold in 1916 and expanded offerings to Chevrolets, Dorts, and Oaklands. In 1919, over 2,000 cars were sold, a record for all Chevrolet dealerships in Illinois.
1912 Model T Ford Huckster that once belonged to Charlie Birger.
Then the gang cruised onto lunch at Tino’s on the Tee at Rend Lake Golf Course. Great Day! ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
June 21, 2022 the Southern Illinois Corvette Club donated 166 non-perishable food items to the White Ash Freewill Baptist Food Bank. Thank you everyone for donating to this worthy cause.___________________________________________________________________________________________________

June 16th, 2022 Southern Illinois Corvette Club monthly meeting.
25 members attended the meeting at Sergio’s Restaurant in Herrin, IL. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

June 4th, 2022 The Club participated in the Galatia Old Settler’s Day Parade. Gordon holding the Grand Prize Trophy Cup
Lining up getting ready for the parade.
Eight Corvettes participating.
C7, C6, C6, C5, C4, C3, C8, C6…. Six different series represented. Cool!
Made in America makes me smile!
Mary and Ray wave HELLO!
The Parade is beginning.
Pizza, subs, burgers, & salads on their way at Bondo’s in Galatia after the parade. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
June 3rd, 2022 Southern Illinois Corvette Club/Krispy Kreme Cruise-In at the Rent One Park in Marion, IL.
28 vehicles registered. Everyone enjoyed visiting and looking at the COOL RIDES!
62 non-perishable food items were collected. Thank you to everyone for your contribution!
Black Diamond donated gifts to enable the Club to raffle and raise money for a Senior Angel Tree. $115.00 was raised through this raffle for this great cause. Thank you everyone for purchasing tickets!
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May 21, 2022 Everyone meeting getting ready to leave on a cruise to the Olmsted Locks & Dam on the Ohio River.
Sixteen participated in the Club Cruise.
The “Old Chester PA” Baldt has been designing and manufacturing anchors and chain for commercial shipping and the U.S. Navy since 1901.
The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers Louisville District is the operator. Construction began December 1995 and the opening date was August 2018. The estimated cost is over $3 billion.
The Olmsted project is intended to reduce delays by replacing the older and often congested #52 & #53 locks & dams located 17 miles upstream.
The Olmstead Rail station was built in 1872 by the Cairo and Vincennes Railroad. Trains imported goods for the town and exported goods such as chickens, mussel shells, and agricultural products. Service to the station ended in 1955.
Members enjoyed lunch at the Old Route 51 South BBQ @ the Potato Barn in Anna, IL. _______________________________________________________________________________________
The Corvette Club Cookout, May 14, 2022, 26 attending.
A lot of wonderful dishes were enjoyed by everyone.
Absolutely beautiful weather.
Great conversation
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April 21st, 2022 monthly meeting at Mackie’s in Marion. 21 in attendance. Thank you Mary for the pictures.

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April 9th, 2022 A Club Cruise to General 3 Metal Spinning Co.
15 members and 7 corvettes staged at the Airport parking lot getting ready to leave.
Heading out
Arrived at General 3
Bill, the owner and operator, gives us the history of the business. His grandfather started the metal spinning business in the 1940’s in Chicago.
Bill uses the original metal lathes around 100 years old.
The equipment originally ran on a building long belt system. Now, they’re belt driven with an attached electric motor.
Spinning the aluminum and shaping over the form.
He makes a wide variety of items for businesses all across the country.
April 1st, 2022, The first Southern Illinois Corvette Club/Krispy Kreme Cruise-In of the 2022 season was a great success! 31 vehicles participated.
Jeff Wisely played the National Anthem. Thank you Jeff, it was absolutley great!
104 non-perishable food items were collected. Thank you everyone for your contribution! And, Krispy Kreme donated 2 Free Dozen Donuts certificates to enable the Club to raffle and raise money for a Senior Angel Tree. Thank you Krispy Kreme! $116.00 was raised through this raffle for this great cause. Thank you everyone for purchasing tickets!
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First Club meeting in 2022 at Tower Square Pizza in Marion (1/20/22) Sixteen in attendance. The new 2022 calendar handed out and great Chocolate and Cherry dessert pizzas were enjoyed!
December 18th, 2021. Wreaths Across America at Mounds City National Cemetery.
The laying of the wreaths ceremony.
Five Club members and 3 guests participated.
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December 4th, 2021 Corvette Club Christmas Celebration
Nineteen in attendance
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Twenty Two in attendance.
Everyone enjoyed the evening with a delicious supper and good company!
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October 23,2021 Southern Illinois Corvette Club cruised to The John Marshall House Museum in Old Shawneetown, IL. John Marshall was one of the founders and presidents of the Bank of Illinois, the first bank chartered by the Illinois Territorial Legislature in 1816 and opened in 1817.
Thirteen Club members and one guest attended. The John Marshall House is the 3rd oldest brick building in Illinois and the first bank before Illinois was a state.
There are pioneer furnishings, documents, photos and historic memorabilia.
Original Bank Dockets from 1818
A very early double pedal sewing machine. The rights to this machine were sold to Mr. “Singer”.
A bedroom with rope beds with a feather mattress.
Tents erected for families displaced by the Flood of 1937
The Five Column Bank built in 1838.
The Vault
Huge doors with grand architecture.
The columns are made from Pennsylvania sandstone.
We left Shawneetown and enjoyed a great lunch at The Red Onion in Equality. Another great cruise!________________________________________________________________________
Southern Illinois Corvette Club Monthly meeting. October 21, 2021
At O’Charlie’s in Marion, IL
Twenty three in attendance.
October 9, 2021 Southern Illinois Corvette Club Cruise to Pistol City Restaurant in Coulterville. Thank you to Alison and Larry for leading a great cruise.

Eight Corvettes and 13 members.
The Club arrived at Pistol City.

Everyone is enjoying the Full Buffet and conversation!
Heading home going around the round-about in Pinckneyville. Beautiful weather and great company.________________________________________________________________________
October 1, 2021 Southern Illinois Corvette Club/ Krispy Kreme Cruise-In
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September 25,2021 Southern Illinois Corvette Club/ Black Diamond Benefit Car Show
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September 12, 2021 at the House of Hope Family Fun Day
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September 11, 2021 Veteran’s On Parade in Marion IL
Getting ready for the parade.
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September 3, 2021 Southern Illinois Corvette Club/ Krispy Kreme Cruise-In
Twenty Four registered

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August 28th, 2021….Getting ready to go on the Reid’s Harvest House/ Veterans Memorial Corvette Cruise.
Eleven members participated. Going down the hill and curve west of Murphysboro.
Seven corvettes.
Heading up IL-3.
Getting closer.
We arrived at Reid’s Harvest House in Chester.
Everyone enjoying a buffet lunch!
The Club arrived at Missouri’s National Veterans Memorial in Perryville, MO.
The names are arranged in order of date of casualty and alphabetically on each day beginning at the center.
The diamond symbol by each name denotes that the service member is known dead. The plus sign symbol denotes that the service member remains unaccounted for.
You can find a name on the wall at www.thewall-usa.com.
58,276 names on the wall. 40 sets of brothers, 3 sets of father and sons.
We’d like to show honor to our Veterans. Thank you to all Veterans, those who Served, and active Military
James M. Eddleman Welcome Center. The Club watched a video how it all began in 1968 when Jim made a promise to himself to one day honor his comrades.
Exibits inside the Military Museum.
James M. Eddleman Military Museum.
The Club got to see “Big Boy”, built in 1941, world’s largest steam locomotive as it was passing through Chester.
Heading home……..well…..maybe a stop at DQ!____________________________________________

Sixteen of our Corvette Club members participated at the River to River All Corvette Car Show September 21st, 2021.
Ten Corvettes from our Club
Dennis said they had 37 Corvettes registered for the All Corvette Show. Congratulations Dennis on a great car show!__________________________________________________
August 6th, 2021 Southern Illinois Corvette Club/ Krispy Kreme Cruise-In: Approximately 37 vehicles participating.
Jerry’s Bandit
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July 31, 2021 Getting ready to leave on a Corvette Cruise to Metropolis, IL.
Twelve members and two guests participating.
Eight Corvettes Cruising
Heading east on Rt. 146
We arrived at Bridges Dining Company in Metropolis.
Ready for dinner! 🙂
Another Corvette parked by our group. 🙂 _____________________________________________________________________________________________
Southern Illinois Corvette Club/Krispy Kreme Cruise-In July2, 2021
45 Cars Registered
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June 26th, 2021 The Club’s cruise to Longshadow Gardens & Classic Garden Ornaments for a tour.
Getting ready to cruise to Longshadow in Pomona, IL. Seven Corvettes and 13 members.
We stopped at Cliff View Park.
We could see Bald Knob Cross accross the valley.
We were learning about hand packed dry cast limestone planters.
The owner explaining how it all began. Very interesting!
Isabelle
The packing building….They ship planters all across the world.
Parked at Longshadow.
The Club enjoyed dinner at Giant City Lodge._____________
June 12, 2021 Club Spring Cookout at Edwards’ Little Cabin on the Pond
Nineteen attending
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The Southern Illinois Corvette Club won Grand Prize at the 2021 Old Settler’s Day Parade
June 5th, 2021 Lining up for the parade.
Eleven Corvettes Participating

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2/20/20 -14 members meeting at the DQ. Voted for the Charities for the Car Show on slate for June 13th, 2020.

Shriner’s Hospital for Children and St. Jude Children’s Hospital

February 1st, 2020 A Sweet Valentine’s Celebration.
Thank you President Fowler for the decorations!
Sixteen members attending. Everone enjoyed their Italian dinner at Bennie’s Italian Restaurant.
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The Club’s 2019 Christmas Party
December 7th, 2019
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November 2, 2019 at BBQ Barn in Harrisburg
Club Thanksgiving Celebration
Sixteen members enjoying Rib and Chicken Buffet!_________________
October 19th, 2019, Eleven members attending Club Fall Cruise to Pistol City Restaurant.
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Club Fall Cookout September 28th, 2019
Feeding the Fish.
18 in attendance.
Beautiful weather and Great company!
Roasting marshmallows.
The sun is sinking low.___________
September 19th, 2019 Club meeting at Joe’s Pizza in Herrin, 18 attending._______
Veteran’s On Parade, September 7th, 2019
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Cruise-In at the Dairy Queen, August 23rd, 2019
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Club Cruise to Labert’s Cafe August 10, 2019
Sixteen members enjoying thrown rolls…and pass arounds!
A rainbow of Corvettes crossing the Cairo Bridge…Black, Red, Orange, Yellow, Silver, and White.
Cruised onto the Barkhousen-Cache River Wetlands
Center State Champoin Willow Oak
We just watched an orientation video of the cultural and natural history of the watershed.
Part of the 2,000 square foot exhibit area at the Cache River Center.________
Cruise to Thebes’ Historical Courthouse July 27th, 2019
Fifteen members participated
Possible escape through this cell’s Bars.
One of two jail cells in the basement.
View of the bridge and river from the courthouse.
We’re pround of our Veterans!
Nine Corvettes on the cruise.
A good meal and conversation at the Blue Boar.
And, finish the day with peach cobbler at Flamm’s Orchard!_________
July 26th, 2019 Cruise-In. 55 participants!
Cruise-In at the DQ, June 28th, 2019
June 15th, 2019 Club Charity Car, Truck, & Motorcycle Show
One of the Charities…St. Francis animal care
Old Settler’s Days parade June 1, 2019
Old Settler’s Days Parade in Galatia, IL June 1, 2019
Valentines Day Cruise to the Red Onion in Equality, IL 2/9/201

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