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 56Summer 2016 | 11 Summer 2016 | 11 VAST News The Drift Dusters ﬂoat in the Derby Fourth of July parade featured their Tucker, a snowmobile and many volunteers. Roger, Brooke and Mack Gosselin rode in the groomer while Olivia Moore, Mike, Sonia, Ethan and Kassie Koehler threw candy to the crowd from the trailer. (Andrew Sheltra photos) WARDSBORO PATHFINDERS Annual Wardsboro Fourth of July Street Fair & Parade By Melanie Thomson-Tregoning The club’s booth at the Wardsboro Fourth of July Street Fair was located at the firehouse where members sold various club merchandise, gave away trail maps and took in donations to offset costs for grooming equipment maintenance. Vice President Melanie Tregoning, Club Merchandise Manager Eric Peterson, and members Jerry Clutier and Pete Imperitrice set up and manned the booth. “We had a great time talking to visitors from all over New England about our club, the ‘Season That Never Was’ and snowmobiling in general. We’re looking forward to a good snowmobile season. Winter will be here before we know it. Hey, it’s never to early to think snow,” commented Tregoning. Club member Pete Imperitrice, Vice President Melanie Tregoning and Club Merchandise Manager Eric Peterson oversee the Wardsboro Pathﬁnders’table at the Annual Wardsboro Fourth of July Street Fair and Parade. Lyn Allen displays the donation box she made for the event. WORCESTER RANGERS’ PARADE FLOAT “Year Without a Summer” By Bob Stewart After this past “Year Without Winter” Worcester Rangers Snowmobile Club chose the theme of their Fourth of July float to represent the ‘Year Without Summer’ caused by Mount Tambora. 2016 is the bicentennial of the eruption of Mount Tambora in the South Pacific on April 10, 1815. It created a thick ash-laden cloud cover over the Northern Hemisphere turning Vermont’s 1816 summer into winter. Eighteen inches of snow were recorded on June 7, 1816 followed by weekly hard frosts, destroying crops and forcing families from their farms into cities. Right: The club’s ﬂoat theme was“Imagine a Snowmobile in the Year Without a Summer.” beLow Left: Club member Bill Dodge“erupts”from the volcanao prior to painting it. beLow Right: Many clubs publicly thank their landowners in their town’s Fourth of July parade.