What a gift we received on Valentines Day!!! Eighteen inches of snow. And then in March, we received eight inches more. Both clubs have been out dragging and trails are excellent around the Dexter and Ripley area.
The Wassookeag Snowmobile Club has had a very busy February with club activities along with all the dragging. The Club co-sponsored the DexterFest which consisted of a dinner for the Hal Wilkins Scholarship, a club ride in memory of Hal Wilkins, snow sculptures, fireworks, a dance, a silent auction, and a snowmobile parade that consisted of 60 sleds. We are sorry that we were not able to have the radar runs; but because of the ice condition our club felt that safety needed to come first. Along with the town of Dexter, we are now planning a bigger and more involved DexterFest. We hope other Snowmobile Clubs and businesses will join us during our fun weekend.
The Club House kitchen was opened up by Steve and Mandi Brown. We would like to thank the family for keeping the club open for the many riders who stopped in whether for a bite to eat or to get warm.
Our next function is the Landowner’s and Volunteer’s Dinner that is coming up in May. Also we are already planning what needs to be done during the dry months to make our trails better for you.
The Ripley Trail Riders have been very active as well. Besides trail maintenance and dragging, our fun times together started in September with a Landowners’ Barbeque. In late November, we had a special visit from Santa when the Club did the Christmas lighting of the Sevey Bridge. We have had several Sunday mornings breakfasts on the trail. We participated in the DexterFest Snowmobile Parade. Thanks to all the hard work of our club members who worked on the floats, we came in 1st for Organizations. Then the Club members took a weekend off and went riding in the Bingham area. (Sorry about the trails that weekend. We dragged before we left.) Our next function is the Annual Auction and potluck dinner in April. Portion of the funds are donated to the Pine Tree and to the Club Building Fund.
Late fall The Ripley Trail Riders completed a new trail on the Rand Hill Road that gives you a spectacular view of Indian Pond. We have added to our system the trail by Main Stream that connects to St. Albans and Cambridge. Summer work is already in the making; several bridges have to be replaced and work on our club building.
Hope to see you on the trails and ride safe.
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