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Taylorville Kiwanis members celebrated Halloween at their Tuesday luncheon, and heard about the increased sales of low speed vehicles.  From the left:  Will Perkins, program chair; Lori Simmons, program speaker from Battery Specialists Plus Golf Cars in Taylorville;
Kiwanis member Sarah Van Huss, who celebrated Halloween at her employment and at the Club meeting dressed as a cow; and Kiwanis president Martin Vota.



The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard about low speed vehicles, and how they're allowed in the state of Illinois, during their Tuesday luncheon at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium.

Lori Simmons with Battery Specialists Plus Golf Cars in Taylorville, spoke to Kiwanis members about growing market for low speed vehicles since they were legalized in the State of Illinois.

Simmons reviewed the state laws on low speed vehicles, which are sold at Battery Specialists.  L-S-V's are allowed to be on any roadway in Illinois that has a speed limit of 30 miles an hour or less.

Simmons went on to talk about the City of Taylorville ordinance which also allows golf cars to be used inside the city limits.  Simmons said there are differences between the state law on L-S-V's, and the Taylorville ordinance on golf cars.

Simmons talked about the difference between the low speed vehicle, and the golf car.

Simmons added that both are gaining in sales at Battery Specialists, specifically to be used on streets in communities across the state.

Kiwanis Priority One chairperson Harriett Morrissey told the club that thru the Kiwanis “Coats for Kids” program, some 80 Head Start and kindergarten students in the Taylorville School District, were provided with coats, hats, and gloves.  Several Kiwanis members were on hand at the Taylorville Wal-Mart, to assist the children with selecting their winter apparel. 

The Taylorville Kiwanis Club is part of global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time.  Weekly meetings are held Tuesdays at noon at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium.  For information on the club, go to taylorvillekiwanis.com.

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