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Late Winter 2016 9 VAST News CHOKO SUIT CONTEST WINNERS Congratulations to Roger Stoddard and Cindy Smerdon of Morgan Vermont. They are members of the Drift Dusters. Roger chose the Trail Star in Athletic Heather Gray with Quatro pants and Cindy picked the Northern Flair jacket and pants. Visit to order your gear for next season. By Patty Companik On Sunday Feb. 7 the Chester Snowmobile Club held a special celebration prior to the start of their monthly meeting for the 85th birthday of Trailmaster Dick Bigwood. Secretary Joan Choinere made an amazing cake which represented a trail with a groomer and detailed trail signage. Finding the groomer toy was a challenge. The club contacted Tucker headquarters and explained what they were trying to do. Not only did they send them the groomer toy but they also sent many gifts for Mr. Bigwood in honor of his dedication to the sport. Included with the gifts was a personal letter to Dick from the CEO of the Tucker Sno-Cat Corporation. It takes the effort dedication and knowledge of individuals like you to make the snowmobile trail grooming program work. We especially appreciate your personal interest in operating and maintaining your Tucker Sno-Cat your help makes our product look good and we thank you very much for that. - Maralee Tucker Sullivan Tucker Sno-Cat Corporation VAST Executive Director Cindy Locke and Windsor County Director Dick Jewett presented him with the Trailblazer award. A framed picture of the cover of Snowmobile Vermont magazine was also presented to Dick Bigwood. He was very surprised to see the photo of himself on the cover. Sure its a sport many enjoy. But for those who become involved with their local clubs snowmobiling is much more than a sport we become family. DICK BIGWOOD BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION WHO FOUND THE HELMET David Raville of Malone New York found the helmet under Jon Fosters drivers seat in the groomer photo on page 36. He wins a Snowmobile Vermont baseball hat. If you find the helmet in this issue you could win a beanie baseball hat or t-shirt. Email your answer to editor We will draw the winner from all the correct submissions. ABoVe Joan Choinere presents the trail cake she made to Dick Bigwood and his wife Dolly at his 85th surprise birthday party. BeLow Tucker Sno-Cat Corporation sent Dick some of their logowear and a Matchbox Tucker Sno-Cat. Patty Companik photos