Anson ~ North Anson Snowmobile Club

March-April 2018

March-April 2018

Spring is here after a great month of March riding.  The snow is melting, trail grooming has ended for the season, the gates have been closed to protect landowner’s property, and the rubber mats on the ramp at the river crossing have been removed to protect the environment.  We have had an excellent crew of volunteers working on the trails this season.  More then twenty-five people have done many jobs starting with brushing trails, installing stakes and signs, bridge building and cutting blown down trees after the October storm.  Two trails had to be rerouted……thanks to all who went out and got landowner permission, flagged the new trails and then worked on cutting, signing, etc.  And thanks to the groomer operators who kept our trails in excellent condition for all to enjoy.  Our work is not done yet, we still have to remove stakes once the fields dry out.

Our public pancake breakfast was well attended, we served around 200 people.  We thank the members of the community and neighboring snowmobile clubs who came and enjoyed pancakes with Luce’s Pure Maine Maple Syrup.  We had a great group of volunteers working the breakfast.  Approximately two dozen members helped with set-up, serving, and clean up.  All money made from this breakfast goes into our trail fund.

Our next meeting will be April 11 at the South station in Anson at 7 PM.  This is our final meeting for the season.  We will be electing officers for the 2018-2019 season.

The landowners’ supper is scheduled for April 21 at Garrett Schenck School in Anson.  This is our opportunity to show appreciation to the landowners and thank them for allowing us to cross their property on our snowmobiles.  Please plan to attend and bring two dishes for the pot luck supper.  We need casseroles, salads, and dessert.  We will set up at 4 PM with the meal at 6 PM.            If you see one of our landowners, please remind them of this event.  They will all receive a mailed invitation but a verbal reminder might just make the difference.

I would like to recognize Harvey Williams, our dedicated trailmaster for the past 35 years.  He has always made sure the trails were smooth.  If upon returning from a ride he noticed the trails were rough, he would groom that night even though he had to get up early the next morning to tend the cows.  With his leadership, we have a reputation for good trails that brings riders to this area.  A special thank you to the Williams Farm for providing us with a covered area for the groomer, for allowing us to work on the groomer in a heated area, and for the convenience of purchasing fuel.  The farm has also given us a place to store our signs, stakes, and bridge building supplies.

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.