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 width=The Taylorville Kiwanis Club, at their weekly luncheon meeting Tuesday at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital Auditorium, heard about low speed vehicles from Lori Funderburk of Battery Specialists plus Golf Cars.

Funderburk told the club that low speed vehicles were made legal in the state of Illinois last year, and they reach a top speed of 26 miles an hour. They’re similar to, but not the same as, a golf cart, and can be licensed just like a car.

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Funderburk added that her dealership sold some 200 of the units last year, and over 70 so far this year. She says the cars qualify for the 10-percent federal tax credit, use only 70-cents of electricity to be charged, and run 40 miles on a single charge, with the batteries lasting 5 to 6 years.

Battery Specialists plus Golf Cars sell and service both the Tomberlin and Club Car brands of low speed vehicles.

The Taylorville Kiwanis Club announced that its annual Peanut Days fund-raiser on the streets of Taylorville will take place September 30th and October 1st. Local residents will be asked to donate to support local Kiwanis projects for children and youth, such as Coats for Kids, Kiwanis Park, YMCA and high school senior scholarships. In exchange for their donation, they’ll be given a package of peanuts as the club’s way of saying “thank you.”

The Taylorville Kiwanis Club is part of a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. Weekly meetings of the Kiwanis Club are held Tuesdays at noon at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital Auditorium.

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