Winter 2016 9 VAST News The 24th Annual Yankee Sportsmans Classic show was held Jan. 15 -17 at the Champlain Valley Expo in Essex. This year the VAST booth was set up directly across from the Vermont State Police Marine Division which handles snowmobile safety training. We had many questions from visitors to the VAST booth about snowmobile safety courses. With the VSP right across the isle we were easlily able to send folks over to Jere Johnson the Education Coordinator for the program. He was kind enough to bring some safety stickers and pamplets for VASTs booth. In addition to the safety themed handouts VAST also had keychains flashlights Snowmobile Vermont magazines LVRT and Snow Trails Conservancy literature for visitors to pick up. Several lucky folks who took some extra time to chat with us also walked away with the new trails map. We came back with some excellent ideas for new promotional items and how to improve interaction at future trade shows. Congratulations to Brenden Hinman of the Mallets Bay Lakers club who won our drawing for a gift basket that included a gift certificate to Absolute PowerSports Vermont food products a Snowmobile Vermont baseball hat and beanie hat. We are very grateful for everyone who volunteered to set up man the booth and tear down over the course of the three-day event. It was a successful event thanks to volunteeers Bob Stewart Carmin Lemery Jeff Fay Jim Hill Pat Poulin Roger Gosselin Silver Mills Star Poulin and VAST staff Beth Godin and Cindy Locke. CALL FOR BEST PRICING 501 Wahconah Street Pittsfield MA 413 443-0638 ronniesharleydavidson.com Monday-Friday 9am-6pm Saturday 9am-4pm Sunday 10am-4pm R The Way Out. 2016 Polaris Snowmobiles Are Here Left Beth Godin Silver Mills Roger Gosselin and Carmin Lemery ran the booth on Saturday morning. RIGHt Silver Mills helps a visitor to the booth locate trails near his home.