Anson ~ North Anson Snowmobile Club

February 2018

February 2018

We have had a lot of activities take place in the last month.  The end of January the Hannans’ hosted a BBQ which was attended by twenty-eight members.  Most came by car due the icey trail conditions.  It was a great social time.

On Feb. 3rd. eleven members gathered for a club ride to Kingfield for lunch at The Woodsman Restaurant.  On the way over, we traveled across the scenic wire bridge and after lunch we visited another scenic overlook, Allen’s Pinnacle.  As were traveled through New Portland on our way back, we stopped at Cafe Relli’s Warming Hut where we had a opportunity to chat with Bill, owner of the cafe and a trail groomer operator for the Wire Bridge Sno-Travelers.

Our mid-week overnight trip to Bishop’s Motel in Jackman was enjoyed by twelve members.  On our way up we stopped at 15 Mile Stream for lunch and on the way back we stopped at Northern Outdoors.  A delicious lunch was enjoyed at both locations.  Wed. was our full day up there and we decided to travel to Rockwood to The Birches for lunch.   While there it started snowing so it was a pretty wintery ride back to the motel.  This was the perfect night for BINGO playing!  Lisa was our bingo caller.  Several different members won a game.  The motel owner even donated a couple prizes.  We rode home on 8 inches of new snow on Thursday.

A dozen members attended the Skowhegan Sno-Hawkes spaghetti supper and Chinese auction on Feb. 11th.  Several members won a prize from the auction.

We continued with our support of neighboring clubs by attending the Kingfield Sno-Wanderers public breakfast on Feb. 18th.  Fifteen members were able to attend.  Seven of those members arrived by sled and took a ride following the breakfast.  We rode to Carrabassett Valley, Lexington, Kingfield, and New Portland,  It was  a beautiful ride with the new snow hanging from the trees.

Our trail system has offered some excellent riding this season.  Our groomer operators have faced several weather events this year but have always brought the trails back into excellent condition.  We thank them  for their dedication to the club.

We welcome our newest sign board sponsor, Hearth & Home Realty in Madison.  If you or someone you know, are looking for property on or near a snowmobile trail, or perhaps a summer getaway on a lake or pond, call them at  696-4247.  I am sure they will find that perfect spot for you.

Our next upcoming fund-raiser is our annual pancake breakfast on Maine Maple Sunday, March 25.  It will be held at Garret Schenck School, 19 Ken Taylor Street, Anson from 7 AM to 10 AM.  As with all fund raisers, we can use volunteers to help with set-up, serving and clean up.  We will set up on Sat. at  5 PM.  Hope to see you there.  Please invite your neighbors and friends to attend our breakfast.

Our next meeting will be March 14, North Anson Station at 7 PM.

The landowner’s supper will be held on April 21 at Garrett Schenck School.  It will once again be a pot luck supper.  We request each member bring two dishes.  Arrangements have been made for entertainment, now we just need lots of landowners.  If you see a landowner, please give them a personal invitation.  It’s important we let them know we appreciate their permission to travel on their land.

Business Members:   Bruce Manzer, Inc., Casey’s Market, K-Tronic, Mattingly Products, Co., Merle Lloyd & Sons, Small’s Logging, Pinkhams Elm Street Market.
Sign board advertisers:  Bob’s Cash Fuel, Casey’s Market, Hearth & Home Realty, Height Chev., Kyes Insurance, Mattingly Products Co., Merle Llyod & Sons, Pinkham’s Market, Taylor’s Drug Store, Whittemore & Son.

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