Megan Crawford Benefit Saturday

Staff Writer
Woodford Times
Megan Crawford, left, of Germantown Hills and the late Amy Peplow-Adkins of East Peoria.

THREE EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

1. The Megan Crawford Benefit Ride is a 130-mile ride to six different locations. Start at Go-Ts (East Peoria) then to Barbie’s (Metamora), the 121 Club (Tremont), the Twisted Spoke (Pekin), the Princeville Tap (Princeville), the Crows Nest (Peoria) and last bike in at 6:30 p.m. at Go-Ts on Adams St., Peoria.

Pre-registration is available at Go-T’s (Peoria location) after May 31.

2. Shirts available at Go-Ts Peoria location. Men’s sleeveless shirts and women’s tank top 1/$20 or 2/$30

Prizes will be awarded as follows: (Forms will be given upon registration that morning), one raffle ticket per location (signatures required at each location stopped at). Raffle tickets will be drawn at 7 p.m. at Go-Ts (Peoria) for two prizes.

3. Stay at Go-Ts (Peoria) after last bike in at 6:30 p.m. for the following: $5 a plate of food, a 50/50 drawing and raffle items drawn at 8 p.m.

Why you should attend

Megan Crawford, 25, of Metamora was driving south on I-75 in Kentucky when her car was struck by a Chevy van that was being driven north in the southbound lanes, according to the Kentucky State Police. Amy Peplow-Adkins of East Peoria, Crawford’s best friend and lone passenger in Crawford’s 2004 Chevy Impala, was killed in the crash.

The two women had left from central Illinois to travel through the night to visit Crawford’s aunt in Waynesville, N.C., for a week’s vacation in the small city surrounded by the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Crawford had owned the car less than two weeks, according to her sister. A truck driver who witnessed the accident said Crawford had been following behind a car on the highway when it swerved sharply out of the way of the oncoming van in the wrong lane.

Taking care of Crawford 24/7 is a struggle financially for the family.

About the event

WHEN 10 a.m. June 16

WHERE Go-Ts, 808 Meadows Ave., East Peoria

COST $20 per motorcycle