Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Summer 2016 | 9 CHEESEBURGER, CHEESEBURGER! By Patty Companik Due to the lack of snow this past season, the Cook Shack was only open for one day in April for this Cavendish Green Mountian Snow Fleas fundraiser event. Members from several neighboring clubs attended, including those from the Chester Snowmobile Club, Ludlow Sidehill Cronchers, the Weathersfield Pathfinders, as well as local non- snowmobiling residents.  Jared Wilson and his wife Karen run the Cook Shack during the snowmobile season and they both take a lot of pride in caring for this responsibility. Thirty-five people were served meals during the 3-hour event. Through the generosity of their patrons and the sale of club clothing, the club was able to add almost $300 to the their barn- building fund. The Cook Shack is located at the intersection of Route 126 C and Corridor 12 N/S at WR 43 adjacent to Twenty Mile Stream Road in Proctorsville. During the season, it is open from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday selling food, hot and cold drinks, club clothing, Windsor county and VAST trail maps. There are picnic tables warmed by a propane heater and a port-a-potty. Patrons have voted the Cook Shack “Home of the Best Cheeseburgers on the Trails!” Put them on your list of adventures for next season! VAST News LUDLOW SIDEHILL SNOW CRONCHERS & WEATHERSFIELD PATHFINDERS BBQ By Patty Companik The season never ends. Even during these beautiful summer days, clubs are holding events and raising money for the next snowmobile season. The Ludlow Sidehill Snow Cronchers and the Weathersfield Pathfinders held a barbeque event on July 2 at the Veterans Memorial Park in Ludlow at the Gazebo. The event started at 11:30 and guests were served a half barbeque chicken, baked beans, coleslaw and a beverage for $9. Within two hours from the start of the event, they had served 160 meals using 320 pounds of chicken and were sold out. Plenty of planning went into the execution of this event. Everyone had a role or assignment and ordering flowed flawlessly. This was the first event that the two clubs organized together. Both neighboring clubs have been doing barbeque fundraisers separately for years, but decided to combine their efforts and resources this year. The two clubs plan on holding another event on June 30. Money raised will be split between the clubs and put aside for 2016/17 grooming efforts. Above: Patrons line up at the shack to order. Below: Groomer Dan Stowell (left) plays“Assistant Chef”while Cook Shack chef Jared Wilson (right) runs several more grills. (Patty Companik photos) Officers and members from both clubs came out to work and support the event including Jeff Strong, WPF president; Randy Ellison, Ludlow trailmaster; Doug Peabody, Ludlow secretary; Warren Richardson, WPF member; John Murphy, Ludlow president;Mike Coleman, WPF secretary and Seth Kimball, WPF vice president. (Patty Companik photo)