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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,” Donnie McLeod 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, McLeod 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,” McLeod said.