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post #1 of 34 Old 11-14-2007, 10:13 PM Thread Starter
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JeepsGoneWild Toys For Tots at the BadLands Dec 1st Sat.

Our Club..."Jeeps Gone Wild" will be going to the Badlands on
Dec 1st on Sat for their Toys For Tots event.

This event is for the needy children that don't have any toys for Christmas.
The Badlands ask to bring a $20 toy thats wrapped. This gift will be your fee to enter the park. They will also offer a free meal for everyone to thank you for helping out the children to bring smiles on their faces when they receive our gifts.

Everyone is welcome to join in for this nice gathering. We would love to have many join us for the ride going there and all rigs are welcome from stock to built. You can also decorate your rigs so, It will look nice for this event.

Our club will also run a few trails when we are there so, It's going to be a blast to hang out with everyone who takes place in this event.

Please Join Us for this event "Toys For Tots" at the
Badlands in Attica, Indiana on Dec 1st on Sat.

Hope to see lots of you join in!

Thank You,
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post #2 of 34 Old 11-14-2007, 10:28 PM Thread Starter
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In the morning a few of us will be meeting in Darien, Illinois at the
Speedway gas station off of Cass Ave and 75th street. We will be making a convoy of jeeps so, we can head to the Badlands safely. If you wish to join us on our convoy please be there at 6:00am to because we plan to leave the parking lot of Speedway by 6:45am. We plan to leave early because Indiana time is 1 hour ahead and the park opens at 9:00am that’s 8:00am Illinois time. This trip will be about 2 hours from Darien. Please be on time if you wish to join us. We will be leaving the parking area as soon as we can & will not wait.

Note: We will be passing 2 tollways so, please have some change ready or you can use your IPass

Here's some directions to the Speedway gas station in Darien:
75th Street and Cass Ave

Coming from I55 East:
I55 head West to Cass Ave North
Cass Ave North: it will be about 2 miles to the Speedway on the Left
Do not pass 75th street

Coming from I55 West:
I55 head East to Cass Ave North
Cass Ave North: it will be about 2 miles to the Speedway on the Left
Do not pass 75th street

Coming from 355 North:
355 head South to 75th Street East
75th Street drive about 4 miles to Cass Ave
The Speedway will be on the Right side
Do not pass Cass Ave

Coming from 355 South:
355 head North to 75th Street East
75th Street drive about 4 miles to Cass Ave
The Speedway will be on the Right side
Do not pass Cass Ave

If possible: Please have a handheld walkie talkie or a CB we'll be on Chan 12
It will be nice if you have one of those so we can communicate with eachother.

***Our Route from Darien to Attica***
Speedway Gas Station
Cass Ave South to
I55 heading East to
294 South to 94
Exit 41 South
41 South is about 1 hour 1/2 til you get to the Attica Exit.

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IGotADisneyJeep@Aol.Com
If you wish I can offer you my cell so you can contact me.

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I cant wait, hopefully the stupid sliders get here in time.. I plan on meeting up with you guys somewhere around the 80/294 junction.

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hard telling if I'll be able to come but I', jumping at the chance since this is a charity ride for the wee ones. Most likely I'll be working, but I'm hoping I can get my job covered to attend. Is this an annual event??

I'll be coming up from Columbus, IN. My name is Joel and hopefully I can wrangle up a couple friends and my gf also. Thank you for the opportunity for a good Christmas deed.
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Count me in for this one. I got my long arms installed and I'm all ready to go. I'll meet u guys up at speedway since I live less than 5 minutes from there. I cant wait!

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Here is more information about this event at the BadLands.

Annual Toys for Tots - bring a new unwrapped toy with receipt valued at $20 get in free. Under 18 bring a toy new unwrapped with receipt valued at $15 get in free. If a passenger in a truck or jeep bring new unwrapped toy with receipt valued at $5 get in free. All toys go to needy children.. Bring the whole family to help make this huge event even bigger this year, our 6th annual Toys for Tots!!!

*This was copied from their website

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About 9 from my club will be at the event. Should be a great turn-out for a great cause!

It's easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top.
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About 9 from my club will be at the event. Should be a great turn-out for a great cause!
I'd really like to be there, but I think work is going to get in the way...

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I'm going to try and make it, I only live 1/2 hour away.
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I'll be there with a few friends as well.
Heading down friday afternoon and staying the weekend

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The event flyer I saw said to bring a unwraped toy $15.00 or more.

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If you're under 18, it's $15, over 18 it's $20, passengers are $5... all the cost of new toys of course..

I'd be safe and get a $20 toy, that's the usual entry fee and what it says on their site for the event.

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count me in, im 90% sure ill be able to make it. probably meeting up in Darien as well.

For those of you spending the weekend, i would like to as well. where will you be staying?


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I'll be there with a group.

We are camping by the store, so look for us there or out on the trails.

Look forward to seing some fellow Jeepers.
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ill be there but im coming fron elgin area il. so it takes about 3 hours but it should be fun first time with the jeep not quads
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