New corporate sponsor sign installed at Black Bear Trailhead. Thank you Remax Realty-Amy Doran & Tonya Cornwall.
Monday, July 29, 2019
On Friday, July 26, we toured the Straub Brewery-what a tour it was. You get a chance to see how the beer is made in the third oldest brewery in the nation. Then, two complimentary beers of your choice. Then we stayed at the Microtel Motel at Clarion-the two night stay was great. A clean facility with the most friendly workers. Saturday morning we ate at Deb's Diner-wow-a great breakfast for a reasonable price. Then it was off to park at Marie & Jerrod Vosburg as they were going to lead the ride. Many people showed up for the ride and we got to meet alot of new friendly atvist. Marie got everyone together prior to the ride to review protocol of the trail and and review some safety suggestions. People could enter a 50/50 prior to leaving. We traveled dirt roads, paved roads, limestone roads and Piney Rail Riders Trail. Sometimes we traveled slow and reasonable by homes and other areas we traveled a little faster. We stopped at a place called the Troll Tunnels and at one of the local farmers that is planning to build a future campground for people to camp and ride the trail. Then, it was off to Palmers for mid afternoon lunch. Great sandwiches, gas etc and picnic tables for everyone to sit down. A large parking lot for all of us to put the atvs/utvs in a safe place. After lunch we traveled over several bridges that are in the plans for reclamation. Then finishing up the day back at Vosburgs. Des won the 50/50 and donated her half back to the Piney Rail Riders. The excitement displayed by everyone about their trail was very obvious when talking to them. We want to thank everyone for being so nice and especially Marie and Jerrod for their help to coordinate this ride, places to eat and stay. It is alot of work and you all are doing so well at this stage of the development. Many thanks from all members of the Snow Shoe Rails to Trails.
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Monday, July 22, 2019
Snow Shoe Rails to Trails received a check today for $100.00 for coming in second place in the PA Make America Beautiful Video Contest. Angel Tressler made the video of the work detail crews collecting trash along Casanova Road, Casanova Spur, Coaldale Road, Loch Lomond Road, One Mile Road. Over 800 pounds of trash was collected and taken to the Rush Township Facility to load into their dump truck. We want to thank the Rush Township Supervisors and staff for their help to coordinate this work detail. Centre County Recycling & Refuse (Rod Fye) provided vest, gloves, trash bags for this event. Thank you also to our Centre County Probation Office for supplying some help along with a large number of volunteers from the SSRTA.
Thank you all!!
The weather was hot but that did not stop the atvist from coming out and supporing the 17th Annual Best Line Powersports/SSRTA Chicken BBQ. We started serving around 11:30 and by 2:15pm over 400 halves of chicken was gone. Alot of prep work goes into an event this size and it started with Cameron Fye, Andy Basalla & Patrick Warefield, Applying dust control, painting parking lot and setting baracades and cones. Then, at 1:30am Chris Vangor, family and friends do there magic starting to do the chicken. Many, many great comments on what a great job they did-chicken was excellent. Hall's Market did a fantastic job providing macaroni & potato salad, bake beans to Beer One providing the soda & water. Such great corporate sponsors. Carole & Charles Jensen prepped prior to the event. They helped clean coolers, picnic tables, concrete floors and gave some direction too. Ron & Sheila Fye took care of the parking and a great job as usual. So many volunteers handled the food line including applications, clothing, raffles, meals. -- thank you all!! Mr. & Mrs. Haag provided a snow cone unit and was that a hit on this hot day!! Mark Watson did a fantastic job helping to coordinate the cleanup afterwards. A big thank you to the Centre County Probation Office and to Dave Walker and Marty Wagner for attending the Best Line Display and Fred Yearkick for delivering them. We could not have a trail system without your support so thank you all that attended & supported everything at the event. 50/50 winner was Steve Bechwith from Port Matilda.