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Fundraiser set for Dixon pastor hurt in July crash

Items still being sought for fundraiser

A fundraiser for Dixon-area pastor Shawn McConnaughay Sr. will be March 31 at Vendetta's Motorcycle Club in Dixon. McConnaughay suffered injuries in a July accident.
A fundraiser for Dixon-area pastor Shawn McConnaughay Sr. will be March 31 at Vendetta's Motorcycle Club in Dixon. McConnaughay suffered injuries in a July accident.

DIXON – A benefit will be held from 5 to 11 p.m. March 31 at Vendetta’s Motorcycle Club, 707 Grandview St., for a Dixon pastor injured in a motorcycle crash in July.

Shawn “Skinny” McConnaughay Sr., 42, was westbound on state Route 38 East in Creston on July 5 when his motorcycle was rear-ended.

He was airlifted to OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford with a crushed leg and head trauma. He spent 2 weeks at OSF then 3 weeks in Van Matre Rehabilitation Hospital, said his mother, Susan McConnaughay.

Shawn, who has five children ranging in age from, 14 to 25 years, is an assistant pastor at Faith Discovery Church in Polo, an ordained pastor of The Holy Ghost Riders evangelical ministry group, and chaplain for Vendetta’s. He also volunteers with the Safe Passage program.

Admission is $10, which includes a taco bar and live entertainment. There also will be an auction and a 50-50 drawing.

Call Keihin Ketchum, 815-440-7334, to donate auction items or for more information.

In addition, a GoFundMe account has been established. Go to gofundme.com/s4wtra-biker-down to donate.

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