Late Winter 2016 45 Club News be successful. These funds are what are needed to repair chainsaws for debrushing or repairs on the groomer. These types of expenses are not covered in the TMA expense. These are the behind-the-scenes expenses that clubs are responsible for to keep the equipment ready to go and out on the trails when conditions allow. This money had to come from fundraisers that clubs hold and it is vital that members understand this need. Area clubs should be supporting each other by attending their neighboring clubs events. This is different than my usual Mike Bickford was accidentally omitted from this photo caption last issue. The Lyndon Sno-Cruisers wish to thank him for his hard work on the Trail 522 bridges. writings but necessary for all snowmobilers to understand what clubs must plan and budget for. Call your club and offer support. Most clubs are listed on the VAST website and you can easily find contact information there. On to the Poker Run which had the support of the VAST executive director Cindy Locke and the Lamoille County director Carmin Lemery. The Lyndon Sno- Cruisers also want to thank the support that the Orleans Snow Stormers gave especially in a year when we could not snowmobile to participate. Congratulations to the first place winner Luke Before who received 400 cash. A total of 11 people shared in the prizes that were generously donated by area businesses. We thank them for showing so much support. With the weather challenges it tests our resolve to make the most out of a poor situation. The shiny blue sleds have been out for a ride once. Larry Dwyer Secretary www.lyndonsnocruisers.com Like us on Facebook Lyndon Sno-Crusiers Poker Run organizer Larry Dwyer presents Luke Before with first prize. He participated in the event with his father Gene Before. Sno-Flake Ridge Runners We saved the groomer from the flooding in downtown Hardwick. We know its been a hard year for the sport but we just want everyone to remember its takes an army to keep this going. We need year round support no matter how good the season is. We are hopeful for a better year next year but in the mean time take care of your sleds save up your vacation time next winter will be one to take off and hug a landowner Thank you everyone that contributes to VAST through the good and bad Randi Hall Secretary Like us on Facebook The Sno-Flake Ridge Runnersgroomer had to be rescued from ooding in Hardwick on Feb. 25.