On Saturday, October 14, 2017, the SSRT held it's 2017 raffle at Best Line Powersports in Centre Hall. Youth Certification Training was held prior to the raffle. A delicious meal provided by Best Line & SSRT was served before, during and after the drawing. It must of been good as all 5 electric ovens were empty!! We want to thank all volunteers who donated food for the event. Best Line was on top of things and provided seating for alot of attendees. Door prizes were provided by SSRT & Best Line. This is the first year that the winner of the atv/utv has been present. This year the 570 razor winner was Kim Shoemaker of Pleasant Gap. Her and her husband were elated!!! Good time had by all!!
Snow Shoe Rails to Trails 2017 Raffle Winners
Winner of the Quilt donated by Mary Jane Peters – Robert Vanim, Emmaus, Pa.
570 Razor-Best Line/SSRT – Kim Shoemaker, Pleasant Gap, Pa.
$250.00 Cash from Restek - Paul Hilkert, Milton, Pa.
$200.00 Cash from Peg & Eric Brooks – Wil Yazzie, Tyrone, Pa.
$199.00 Full Vehicle Detail from Joel Confer Ford – Heidi Hite, Loretto, Pa.
$350.00 Cash from Clarence Moose Lodge#1565 – John Daniel, Smoke Run, Pa.
One half hog, processed and vacuum packed from Mark’s Meat of Lamar/SSRT – Wendy Reskovac, Newton, NJ. – donated back to trail.
ATV Winch from Truck Stuff & More – Joshua Nilson, Moshannon, Pa.
$100.00 Cash from Travis Gheen Construction – Ray Hilliard, West Leechburg, Pa.
Husquevarna Battery Operated Weed Wacker from Carns Equip/SSRTA – Brittany Homan, Centre Hall, Pa.
$100.00 Cash from Safety Today & Tomorrow, Bob Biggans – Kylie Master, Fayetteville, N.C.
$100.00 Cash from Raymond Tires –Claude F. Baker, Abbottstown, Pa.
$100.00 Cash from Pam & Dave Walker – Robert Moore, Howard, Pa.
$100.00 Cash from Kathy & Rodney Preslovich – Christine McCoy, Cogan Station, Pa.
Stihl Battery Operated Weed Wacker – Dotterer Equip/SSRT – Sylvia Wellar, Howard, Pa.
$150.00 Cash from Lundberg Paving & Trucking LLC – Barry Ramper 2nd, Harrisburg, Pa.
$100.00 Cash from Jim Verost Used Cars – Irene Biggans, Bellefonte, Pa.
$60.00 Cash from Bruce Brown, $50.00 Gift Certificate Best Line Powersports, $50.00 Gift Certificate Hall’s Market/Subway/Mt. Top True Value Hardware – Walter Allen, Grassflat, Pa.
$100.00 Cash from Audrey & Fred Lingle – David Ludwig 3rd Clarence, Pa.
$50.00 Cash from CMATVA, $25.00 Gift Certificate from Kephart Hardware, $40.00 Gift Certificate from Marlin & Carol Luse to Newman’s Sandwich Shop – Maxine Orwick, Morrisdale, Pa.
$199.00 Full Vehicle Detail from Joel Confer Toyota/Scion – Jim Leigey, Bellefonte, Pa.
$100.00 Gift Certificate from Scott’s Pools, $25.00 Gift Certificate from Steve Seltzer Powersports, $75.00 Cash from Dwayne Kimble – Alan Barnett, Philipsburg, Pa.
$100.00 Cash from Beth & Mark Watson, $50.00 Gift Certificate from Brothers Pizza Wingate, $25.00 Gift Certificate from Key Largo Restaurant of Kylertown – Steve Cooper, James Creek, Pa.
$100.00 Cash from Central Penn Rigg Services, $50.00 Gift Certificate from Carns Equipment, $25.00 Gift Certificate from West Branch Dairy Diner, $25.00 Gift Certificate from Steve Seltzer Powersports - James Mihalko Sr. Madera, Pa.
$50.00 Gift Certificate from Dotterer Equipment, $50.00 Cash from Vinyl Concepts, Dave McCool, $50.00 Gift Certificate to Sheetz from Williamson Insurance Agency – Ted Onufrak, Mingoville, Pa.
$100.00 Gift Certificate from Saddles ETC, $50.00 Cash from James Banfill, $50.00 Gift Certificate from Rockin V Signs, $25.00 Gift Certificate from Kepharts Hardware, $25.00 Gift Certificate from Genna Beer – Jessi Hershey, Dover, Pa.
$100.00 Gift Certificate from Bad Boy Toys/Ez Go/Shed World, $25.00 Gift Certificate Key Largo Restaurant, $25.00 Gift Certificate from Alan Anderson Insurance, $50.00 Gift Certificate from Best Line Powersports – Brandon Brooks, Centre Hall, Pa.
$30.00 Cash from Jennifer & Doug Fye, $50.00 Gift Certificate to Sheetz from Williamson Insurance Agency, $50.00 Gift Certificate from Track N Trail – Scott Lyons, Bellefonte, Pa.
$50.00 Gift Certificate from Dotterer Equipment, $25.00 Cash from Jack’s Snack Shack, $50.00 Gift Certificate from Hall’s Market/Subway/True Value Hardware – Edward Gummo, Howard, Pa.
$100.00 Cash from Restek, $25.00 Gift Certificate from Steve Seltzer Powersports, $50.00 Gift Certificate from Track N Trail – Amos Seiders, Pottsville, Pa.
$50.00 Gift Certificate from Best Line Powersports, $25.00 Gift Certificate from Gena Beer, $25.00 from Cliff Chambers Remodeling, $20.00 Cash from Christopher MacLuckie – Harry Moore, Huntingdon
$150.00 Cash from Restek, $20.00 Cash from Marylen & Bill Dreibelbis, $10.00 Cash from Sheila & Terrence McGovern – Eric Sayers, Yarnell, Pa.
5’ by 8’ Trailer from Tracker Built Trailers/SSRTA – Larry Jacobs, Enola, Pa.
Top Sellers of Tickets
Winner of selling the most tickets – Rodney Preslovich – 100
Winner of selling the 2nd most tickets – Marissa Bartley 90
Person selling winning ticket for UTV – Marissa Bartley
Person selling 3rd most tickets – Nathan Poust – 75
Person selling 4th most tickets – Eric Brooks – 50
Person selling 5th most tickets – Jim Verost - 47
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Monday, October 16, 2017
On Saturday, October 14, 2017, SSRTA & Best Line Powersports in Centre Hall held Certification Training for 15 Students. Ed Kitchen(Forest Ranger of Rothrock State Forest also participated in the training. Trainers were Bob Biggans, George Holt, Marty Wagner. They were assisted by Todd Shaffer & Dave Brown providing riding examples of each section of the course. At the end of the course, Trilby Mayes, President of SSRTA, provided SSRTA t-shirt to all the students along with their driving certificates.
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Marilee Close scheduled the Bald Eagle Area 8th grade students for a Day of Caring on the Snow Shoe Rails to Trails, October 5, 2017.
The Bald Eagle Area students that volunteered for this project and their teachers - Marci McGonigal and Mandy Woodring were delivered by Jim Cramer bussing. Gary Halsnik and Larry Mayes met everyone and explained the work needing done.
We were divided into two crews, one painting the perimeter fencing surrounding the Gillentown Trailhead. The other crew painted tire rim post used for parking at events.
The students painted a lot more than the trail expected. They got all the rim post painted and about 1/2 of the entire perimeter fence. After the work was completed, they ate their lunch and all did a walk down the trail to the Route 144 tunnel. What a great project for the students to take on and help out the SSRTA for a couple hours. Mrs. McGonigal and Mrs. Woodring did a great job directing their kids and the project. The SSRTA wants to thank everyone involved in "Day of Caring" on the Snow Shoe Rails to Trails.
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Alot of volunteers made the 5th Annual Carns Equipment/SSRTA Pig Roast a success. Preping prior to the event, during and cleanup afterwards - Hogs were purchased from Marks Meat of Lamar, cooking the hogs all night long - Chris Vangor, family and friends did another awesome job preparing them for the next day event. Alot of members and help from the Centre County Probation Office provided a large crowd a great meal. This was the first time that we ran out of food for the pig roast. It was awesome to have such a large crowd on a rather cooler day. Jack's Snack Shack was on hand to provide ice cream but the cooler weather put a little damper on the ice cream sales this day. Jack always does good when the weather is hotter. We want to thank all the volunteers and the members for their support for this event. Without you there would be no event and fundraiser. Ron Fye and his wife Sheila did a fantastic job parking the trailhead full and then filling in some of the overflow areas. Thank you all and Carns has already scheduled the 6th Annual Pig Roast for September 29, 2018. The State Trails will still be open for this event next years. Thank you everyone from Carns Equipment!!!