With the meal offered on a “donation only” basis, no one was counting the hundreds of people served fried fish Saturday, Oct. 10, at the American Legion Hall. However, a spokesman for the sponsoring Lone Wolf No Club declared it a successful fundraiser for the Shiloh Christian Children's Ranch.

With the meal offered on a “donation only” basis, no one was counting the hundreds of people served fried fish Saturday, Oct. 10, at the American Legion Hall. However, a spokesman for the sponsoring Lone Wolf No Club declared it a successful fundraiser for the Shiloh Christian Children’s Ranch.

“It was a very good event,” Tony Galluzzio said of the motorcycle club’s fifth annual fish fry for Shiloh, estimating nearly 300 people were there during the evening, both inside and outside, where a children’s bounce house and other entertainment was provided.

This was the first year the benefit fish fry was at the American Legion Hall, Galluzzio said. “It turned out real good, and we are very happy with it. Our goal is to make as much as we can for the Shiloh Christian Children’s Ranch,” he said.

He voiced appreciation for the donated use of the American Legion Hall.

Mary Novaro, another Lone Wolf member, said, the proceeds will be given to Shiloh for Christmas gifts for the children.

“We are all about helping out,” she added. “It’s all about other people.”

As he helped fry the 200 pounds of donated fish, club member Mark Kilby reported the cooks were also preparing fried potatoes, 115 hamburgers, 120 hot dogs, baked beans, cole slaw and onion rings. Kilby was not working too hard, he said, because “Many hands make light work.”

He explained some of the Lone Wolf’s 176 members brought side dishes and desserts. “We have wonderful members, “ he said. The oldest is 93 and the youngest is 5 weeks old. The children are called wolf “cub” members.

Kilby invited the public to join the Lone Wolf No Club, which meets at 7 p.m. every other Tuesday at the American Legion. The next meeting will be on Oct. 20. “You don’t have to have a bike to join,” he noted.

Entertainment at the fish fry featured two bands, Rock N Roll Revival and Abbey Normal.

Additional fundraising events included a 50-50 drawing, live auction, dessert auction and silent auction. “All the proceeds will be given to the Shiloh Christian Christian Children’s Ranch at Clarence,” Galluzzio said.

A convoy of about 300 motorcycle will ride to the ranch in the 18th Annual Johnny Watt Shiloh Christmas Ride on Saturday, Nov. 7. The bikers will gather from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., and the last bike will leave at 11 a.m. at the Ayerco/Rocket truck stop at 7233 Highway MM west of Hannibal. They will donate $10 per rider.

The group will ride to Casey’s in Clarence and leave there at noon to ride into Shiloh, led by Santa Claus. For information about the ride to Shiloh, call Tony Galluzzio at (573) 822-2210 or Lil Tony Galluzzio at (573) 406-4909.

Galluzzio is looking forward to this ride to Shiloh, declaring the most rewarding part of the club’s fund-raisers is seeing “those smiles on kids’ faces” when the motorcycles arrive with the donations.

For more details about the Lone Wolf No Club, email LoneWolfNoClubOFHannibal@yahoo.com.

Reach Reporter Bev Darr at bev.darr@courierpost.com.