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 5636 | Snowmobile VERMONT Club News give back to our community. So after much time and much deliberating we have come up with two great ideas. The first was to offer a scholarship to help one of our Topsham-Corinth students further their education. We tried it last year and it was fantastic so we decided to make it an annual tradition. Keeping with last year’s award, we went back to The River Bend Career and Technical Center and awarded a $500 scholarship to help a student with tuition, books and whatever they might need. This year our recipient was a young lady who completed her training in the automotive course. She also did extremely well in her academic courses as well. Strangely enough, after her automotive studies, her dream has always been to become a Veterinary Assistant. This coming September she will be attending Vermont Technical College. We would like to wish Rose Chaffee from Corinth the best of luck and may all your dreams come true! Thank you for taking part in our scholarship program. Your application was amazing. The second part of our plan is to have an appreciation picnic to honor all of our landowners and business owners. We hope to make this event an annual tradition.Without our landowners we have no trails and without our business owners we have no sales. Our many landowners allow us to ride on their land, put up signs and gates and they put up with all the fools who don’t follow rules and ask very little in return. All they ask for is respect and that we leave their property the way we found it. Our business owners help by selling our club memberships, TMAs, t-shirts, sweatshirts and also raﬄe tickets. They do this during their regular business hours, while paying their employees who are working for them. Without them, our memberships would take a huge decline. Gathering everyone’s names and addresses has been quite an undertaking. I guess we never realized we had so many generous people who help us to have such great trails in Topsham. If we miss anyone please contact us, so we can add you to our list. The invites will go out the third week of July. The picnic will be held on Aug. 20 at the Thompson Hill Campground in Corinth. There will be hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken, salads, baked beans and chili. There will be plenty of food for everyone. We will let you all know how it works out next issue. Everyone always thanks their volunteers and landowners, but I would like to thank our business owners. The Waits River Country Store has great pizza, good food and non-ethanol gas. The East Corinth Store and Gramps Country Store also have good sandwiches, snacks, Country Riders Our 2015/16 season ended with two very successful events. Our landowners appreciation brunch and our first annual Spring Fling Dance were enjoyed by all. We have started working on four more bridge replacements to prepare us for the 2016/17 season. We need your help. The club has scheduled one work day per month thru September. We are looking for volunteers from Jay, North Troy, Westfield and Newport Center for trail signing this fall. All volunteers will have a chance to get a Volunteer TMA trail ORLEANS COUNTY drinks and gas. They are all located on Vermont Route 25. We would also like to recognize Absolute Powersports in Wells River, Vt. and GSS Power Sports in East Haven, Conn. GSS Power Sports has helped us for many years. Thank you for your help and may we do business for many years to come. Hope you all have a great summer, a sparkling fall and hopefully awesome winter. Bunnie Caruso, Club Secretary www.topshamridgerunnersvt.org Like us on Facebook Country Riders’Landowner Brunch Rose Chaffee recieves a hug from Topsham Ridge Runner, Cheryl Eggleston, after being presented with a scholarship from the club.