b'VAST NewsOPERATION VETERAN OFF-ROAD The mission of Operation Veteran Off-Road, a 501 (c) (3) organization, is to honor and encourage veterans from all branches of the military while providing them with a healthy social environment and opportunities to connect with other veterans who share an interest in outdoor activities. The organization provides guided snowmobile and ATV rides to veterans and their families. Workshops are also offered on rebuilding, fabricating, welding and painting of donated sleds and ATVs to be used in the program. To learn more, schedule a ride, or donate funds and equipment, call 802-222-9056 or visit www.opvetoff-road.com.I was welcomed by everyone and had a chance to meet fellow veterans like myself. It can feel rather isolated in the middle of winter in the NorthWe enjoyed a fun ride with OVORcompany of the OVOR staff and Country! Getting together with otherthat was about 20 miles. The area andfellow veterans. It was a very laid veterans and sharing our stories fromthe trails were great. We rode throughback comfortable group. The ride the branches of the military gives uswooded areas, along rivers and streams,afforded us time to relax and enjoy a different perspective of what wethrough farm fields and across athe day. This was an opportunity that all experienced during our time incouple of hill tops. This was a greatwe will remember for years to come. the military. I also think what thisopportunity to share the ride with myThe equipment and staff knowledge of organization is doing for the veteransfianc and daughter, who have neverthe area gave us the assurance of not just shows how much pride and careridden snowmobiles.getting lost.they have for the whole military family. Everett Shaw We all enjoyed the day and the Mike Sacks, Kayka Sacks & Kathie RaycraftWINGS FOR WARRIORS RAISES $$ FOR VETERANS GROUPBy Tom Rodjenski would like to thank DanThe recipient of this years WFW Rodjenskiand Shannon Allard and The GraphicTrailside Wings Championship plaque What startedShop in Lyndonville for their specialgoes to The Gap. Chef Roberto and his out as an idea to find the bestefforts in making this ride happen.special Home Run wings hit it out of trailside chicken wings, in the spanthe park. See you next year!of 11 days, became the first Wings for Warriors Benefit Ride. Thirteen riders participated along the route originating at Everybuddys in Lyndonville, with stops at Burke Publick House, The Gap in Westmore and Hobos in Island Pond.Over $400 was raised for Operation Veteran Off-Road in Bradford. Wings For Warriors event founder Tom 10 | Snowmobile VERMONT'