36 | Snowmobile VERMONT Club News ESSEX COUNTY in Hinesburg. Please visit our Facebook page for updates! We have identified our project areas and will be scheduling workdays over the next two months. The goal is to be finished with large projects by Oct. 1, in time to be out of the woods for hunting season before needing to head back out to sign and clear trails before the opening day. Please contact Erik Engstrom at Erik.Engstrom@ gmail.com if you’d like to help in any of our upcoming projects. We could always use a hand as long as you’re willing to have fun. Our Fourth Annual Season Kickoff party will happen on Saturday, Dec. 2 at the Hinesburg Public House. Please join us for some great local food, signature cocktails, raffle prizes and live music by our very own Acoustic Rodney! Come for dinner and stay for the party. Proceeds for raffle tickets and $5 cover go directly to the Iroquois Snow Beavers to fund local infrastructure projects, keeping up a viable trail network in Chittenden county. Your support is always appreciated! Thanks to all of our landowners that have worked with us to keep our trails open. Without you, there would be no trails in Hinesburg/Huntington. Erik Engstrom, President Like us on Facebook Brighton Snowmobile Club Fall is here and it’s time to buckle down and get ready for our favorite time of the year. We can only hope that we get as much precipitation in the form of snow this winter as we got this past summer in rain. Our three PistenBully groomers will be getting their annual checkups in late September to get them in perfect condition to get out there and do their “stuff” that they do so well. Our volunteers will be getting our trails ready and marked in October and November. Right now our trailmaster, Dave Page, has the last two weekends in October scheduled for work weekends and is looking for help. Please call Dave at 802-723-5041 if you can give the club a hand then or at any other time also. Speaking of our trailmaster, we were extremely pleased that our own Dave Page received the Carmi Duso Award at the VAST Annual Meeting this year. This award is given to an individual whose service and enthusiasm for VAST and the sport of snowmobiling exemplify the best characteristics of volunteerism and leadership above and beyond the call of duty. We congratulate Dave as he is a tireless worker for our club and VAST and certainly deserves this honor. At this point in time, we do not anticipate any changes in our trail system from last year. Corridor 3 will remain closed and we will try to update you in our next news report of any logging operations that might cause a problem. Once again, we will be holding our annual dinner/dance/snowmobile raffle on Jan. 13, Martin Luther King weekend. Tickets are now available, so call your contact person to reserve your ticket. You can also call Janet Selby at 802-895-2951. It is always a great time and each ticket is for two dinners as well as a chance to win the snowmobile. We wish you a happy fall with warm, sunny weather so that we can get those trails in shape for the winter. Homer Selby, Club Reporter brightonsnowmobile.org Like us on Facebook Lunenburg Polar Bears Snowmobile Club, Inc. You can see your breath in the morning. Afternoon sunshine reveals the changing leaves. The smell of wood smoke adds a finishing touch in the evening. Winter is right around the corner. Welcome to Polar Bear Country! Preparations for the 2017/18 season are underway. Assessments were made on our drags. Power units are being serviced. Numerous trail repairs and excavation projects are underway. Bridge upgrades on the Pipeline were approved. We are looking forward to sustaining an amazing riding experience for the upcoming season. Corridor 2F1 in the valley will reopen this season, which is welcome news to many riders. We will advise the status of Corridor 1 in East Haven when information is available. Stay tuned to our Facebook page for the latest news and projects. A reminder to all that the LPB monthly business meetings are being held the third Thursday of each month at Lunenburg Town Hall. We will announce when TMAs are available. As always, the Polar Bears welcome the assistance of volunteers that can assist with club activities and trail system maintenance. Contact the club if you can help, or if you simply desire to join the club. In conclusion, there’s no better way to recharge your passion for Vermont snowmobiling than to witness the enthusiasm, camaraderie and VAST spirit at Annual Meeting. Hats off to Lamoille county, VAST staff and the behind-the-scenes workforce that made the 50th anniversary a Rows of corn are firmly in place at a Corridor 2A road crossing in Lunenburg. Thanks to all the farmers that support Vermont snowmobiling!