b'Club Newspoker run and hot dog roast. Be sure to check Facebook for upcoming events.Club members attended the annual VAST meeting held on Sept. 9, where Country Riders member Jordan Beloin officially received his VAST Scholarship award. Congratulations Jordan! Congratulations also to Walts Sales and Service for being awarded Dealership of the Year. Michael Swartz, Club News Correspondent Like us on FacebookDesrochers Excavating assisted the Country Riders with a with culvert repair.Drift Dusters members Nick Desjerlais, ORLEANSTommy Charest, Roger Gosselin, Brandon Craftsbury Snow Chargers Phillips, Jack Beauperlant and Nick Daigle COUNTY completed a bridge Bbuild on Corridor 105 We will have our third Annual Pancakeafter devastating rains. Breakfast Ride-In Feb. 10 at 8 a.m. to noon at Craftsbury Mason Lodge on Corridor 14 across from C Villageto Laquerres Powersports and Missy Store. Drinks are $2 and plates $10.Nelson of the Cow Palace for the work We will have plain and chocolate chipput into this event. pancakes, sausage or bacon, juice and Country Riders coffee. 50/50 tickets are available also. Dont forget about our annual Winter Trail maintenance is in full swing inBash held in February with the after Country Riders territory to repair theAngel Baraw, Secretaryparty at Cow Palace. We are looking substantial damage caused by MotherLike us on Facebook forward to a great season and providing Nature last summer. In addition toour members the best possible trail planned updates and maintenance,conditions at all times. As in past years, several bridges and culverts werewe always strive to bring something damaged with numerous washouts.new and excited and we have plans for Still, our volunteers continue to comesomething brand new for the 2024-2025 up huge to prepare our trails for theseason that we are just starting to lay season. The Tetreault Road bridge wasthe groundwork for! Thank you for all reset, and the culvert was repairedDrift Dusters the support, we look forward to seeing off Leadville Road. Special thanks toeveryone out there.Desrochers Excavation and Transport,Its almost that time! It has been a longMichael Koehler, President who provided the machines, time,hard summer that didnt start out thatdriftdusters.com and manpower to help pull off manyway. Certain areas of our trails gotLike us on Facebookof these repairs. Members have alsohit hard with flooding that took out been out de-brushing, staking andnumerous bridges on our trail system. re-routing some trails. The amount ofThe Drift Dusters team lead by Brandon dedication and effort our volunteersPhillips , trails coordinator, and an army give is so much appreciated. Thankof volunteers and contractors dropped you, volunteers and our landownerseverything to make sure that all was who make riding possible! repaired. Thank you to the many gracious landowners that made thisGlover TrailwindersThe club has also been busy planninghappen and the work of VAST staff and activities for this season. When yougoverning board to make sure that theThis has been a busy fall getting read this, a pre-season raffle for a 2024clubs had access to the funding to getready for the snowmobile season. We Ski-Doo MXZ Sport will have beenus back on track for an epic season. Weneeded to replace culverts, some due held at the Dec. 9 club kick-off meetingrecently held our annual Polaris Bash atto the July rain storms. Three culverts at Kingdom Brewery. In addition, athe Cow Palace in Derby. Thank you towere replaced, and six bridges were One Gun a Month raffle will be heldall who attended and bought tickets. Arepaired and some replaced. We were throughout the season. Planning is alsobig congratulations to Shaun Rich whoso fortunate to have a great turnout for underway for our annual vintage ride,won the Polaris 850 XC! Thank youthese work days. Thank you to all that 36 | Snowmobile VERMONT'