Anson ~ North Anson Snowmobile Club

January 2018


Where did all the snow go???  When the snow and cold weather arrived in late December, we all thought this would be the best season ever……then everything quickly changed.  But we can still get together and have fun even without a ride.  A cook-out will be held at the Hannan’s Cabin at 76 Town Farm Road, No. Anson on Sat. Jan 27 at noon.  The ride scheduled before lunch has been cancelled due the conditions of the trails.  Therefor, come by car (if you feel the trails are okay for a ride, by all means come by sled).  We don’t care your means of travel, just come and join the fun.

If conditions allow for a ride the next weekend, we plan to go to Kingfield for lunch.  With the river crossing closed, we most likely will change our meeting place from behind Carrabec High School to a location on the other side of the river.  Call Larry Hannan 749-5881 for more info as we get closer to Feb. 3rd if it looks like the ride will take place.

Then our mid-week ride to Jackman is the next club event.  Hopefully we will have enough snow for this trip.  We plan to leave No. Anson on Feb. 6th and return on the 8th.

Feb. 11th is the date for a local Sunday afternoon ride ending at John and Lisa Nelson’s for cookies and hot cocoa.  Meet at 1 PM behind Carrabec High School.  Again, call Larry 749-5881 to confirm this ride will take place.

Feb. 11th is also the date of the Skowhegan Sno-Hawkes annual spaghetti supper at the Elks Club on Silver Street in Skowhegan.

Our next meeting is Feb. 14th at the South Station in Anson.  You won’t want to miss this meeting, Polly and Pat are planning Valentine themed refreshments!  We will be finalizing plans for our annual pancake breakfast on Maine Maple Sunday, March 25th.  As with all our fundraisers, we can use volunteers to help with set-up, serving, and clean-up.  Even if you only have an hour, we will have a job for you.  All profits go into our trail fund to help make the great trails you all enjoy.

Speaking of trails, a lot of hours and hard work have gone into our trails so far this year.  We had a great trail prior to the warm up and rain.  We have lost our river crossing to high water.  With the river still running higher then normal, it doesn’t seem to be freezing up like we need it to.  ITS 84 has been re-routed from New Portland Hill through New Portland and Embden’s club trails to connect to our rail bed.  This re-route is approximately 15 miles but it will get you where you want to be.

The Kingfield SnoWanderers will be hosting their annual public breakfast on Feb. 18th at the Elementary School.

Last month I mentioned supporting businesses that support us.  This month I mention Casey’s  Market in Anson.  If you are in the area, stop in and try one of their pizzas or a sandwich.

When riding various trail systems  PLEASE remember clubs have received landowner permission to put a trail across their land, no permission has been granted to ride around fields, etc.  Permission has been granted to ride only the areas designated by markers.  We have had stakes broken off already by riders who did not stay within the marked trail.  Please show respect by staying on the marked trail.

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, Height Chev., Kyes Insurance, Mattingly Products Co., Merle Llyod & Sons, Pinkham’s Market, Taylor’s Drug Store, Whittemore & Son.

Next meeting Feb. 14 … South Station, Anson

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