Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Carns/SSRTA 11th Annual Pig Roast

The weather was cloudy and rainy at times. However, the crowd surprised us and filled the parking lot.Carns brought a group of machines down for everyone to look at. The new Expedition got alot of attention. We want to thank PJ from Carns and his crew for coming down to support the event. Kim Corson of Lewistown won the 50/50 and her share was $245.00. Chris Vangor, family and friends did the cooking of 2 pigs and 150 halves of chicken. Some of them worked from 8pm till the next morning. Gary Halsnik, Dondi Smeltzer separated the meat from the bones. Dave Renninger & Patrick Warefield parked vehicles. Beth Watson and  Piper Bartley sold SSRTA clothing, Mark Watson collected meal money, Marissa & Paige Jon Bartley collected money for the 50/50 and sold raffle tickets. We had a great bunch of volunteers serving the food-Mary Halsnik, Kim Smeltzer, Peg Brooks, Rene Leigey, Julie Lutz and Gary Lutz refilling the server containers. It was a surprise to see Andy Basalla at the event after he went through Brain Surgery a week ago.  It was great to see some of our corporate sponsors at the event: Jerrod, Marie & Dean Vosburg from Piney Rail Riders,  Barry Kellerman, Annmarie Fenush & Mike Fenush, Lee Williamson and friends. Eric Brooks and Dondi Smeltzer stuffed the hogs prior to roasting. Bob Harris and Ed Thomas drove to Philipsburg and Kylertown to get the chicken and the rest of the food. Thank you to both of them! The Centre County Probation Office also supplied a few helpers that helped our crew. 

A group of members surprised Trilby and Larry Mayes by dedicating the pavilion in their name for all the work done in past years. Gary Lutz made the presentation. Gary Lutz & Jim Leigey will install the sign on the front of the Pavilion. We were also happy that Mark Higgans & Paul Takac attended the event. We want to thank all the members that attended the event as this time of year our liability insurance is due which is over $13,000. This event helps to pay the bills. 

Monday, September 18, 2023

Trail Grading

 Cameron Fye has been grading the trail from viaduct towards Clarence. He has another 2 miles and he will be done with the section towards Clarence. 

Thank you Cameron. 

Thursday, August 31, 2023

Bridge Work

Centre County is alerting motorist that work to rehabilitate the existing Township bridge on T-505 (Main Street) over Beech Creek in Orviston, Curtain Township will be beginning the first week of September on or after September 5, 2023.

The Contractor, Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc., will be replacing the existing bridge deck and barriers, along with approach roadway work and installation of current standard guide rail. When completed, this work will extend the service life of the existing bridge in order to provide a safe crossing for the traveling public.

While the work occurs, a single lane of traffic on the existing bridge will be maintained at all times in order to provide access to residents at the east bridge approach. Motorists are advised that traffic through the work zone will be controlled by temporary traffic signals at both roadway approaches on Main Street, as well as on T-504 (Middletown Road) at the intersection with Main Street and at the Orviston Bible Church parking lot at the bridge corner.

Additional one-way alternating traffic may be controlled with temporary flaggers at times during installation of the temporary signals, switching of construction phases, final roadway paving, and other times as needed by the Contractor. Due to the width of the existing bridge and the 90 degree turn on Main Street at the east end of the bridge, TRUCKS (Except Local Deliveries) and TRAILERS OVER 23 FEET will be prohibited from crossing the bridge during construction. Motorists are urged to exercise caution in this work zone. Remember to observe and obey, all work zone signage, posted speed limit signs, and flaggers. Motorists are encouraged to build a few extra minutes into their travel schedules as short delays are possible while work occurs.

Bridge work is anticipated to be completed by December 2023 with two lanes of traffic being restored across the bridge at this time. The Contractor anticipates returning in Spring 2024 to complete roadway paving and bridge deck overlay operations.

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

New Corporate Sponsor

OTC Fleet Services
480 Running Pump Road
Lancaster, Pa. 17601

717-208-3601 or 717-572-1374

Email: Don.Thomas@otcfleet.com
Web site: otcfleet.com
Vehicle Fleet Mechanics

Thursday, August 24, 2023

New Signs at Trailheads

Centre County Recycling & Refuse corporate sign installed at Gillentown and Black Bear Trailheads by Jim Leigey and Bob Harris.

Tuesday, August 15, 2023


The Amy Doran Group

220 E Presqueisle St
Philipsburg, Pa. 16866

Ph: 814-272-3333 x 6000 or 814-762-5226
Email: amy@dorangroup.net
Web Site: https://www.facebook.com/yourrealtoramy1
Real Estate 

Monday, August 14, 2023

Youth ATV Training

Snow Shoe Rails to Trails atv trainers held atv training at Best Line Powersports in Center Hall, Saturday, August 12, 2023. Bob Biggans, Mark Watson and Marty Wagner-certified trainers  provided training. First was the classrooms session of asking questions and providing information of where and where not to ride atvs. Safety inspection of the atvs followed by the hands on. This is always the most fun part of the training as the trainees get a chance to ride their machines and the trainers make adjustments as necessary. Trilby Mayes, President of SSRTA presented the trainees with the temporary driving certificates and a SSRTA T-shirt. We want to thank Best Line for allowing us to continue the youth atv training at their facility.