Monday, October 20, 2014

2014 SSRT Quilt Raffle Winner

Winners of the 2014 Snow Shoe Rails to Trails Quilt made by Mary Jane Peters is Steve and Susan Cooper from James Creek, Pa.

Friday, October 17, 2014

2014 SSRT Raffle ATV Winner

2014 SSRT Raffle Winner of the 2014 Sportsman 570:
Jeff Stevens of Altoona, Pa.
Congratulations Jeff! Hope to see you on the trails soon!

Monday, October 13, 2014

SSRT 2014 Raffle Prize Winners

A great crowd turned out for the Best Line Powersports Open House and the SSRTA Raffle. A wonderful meal was provided by both groups and JP took charge of ensuring everyone was served. Numerous comments about how good the meal was- Sloppy Joes, Red Skinned Butter Parsley Potatoes, Pigs in a blanket, pulled pork, macaroni salad, mixed beans, pasta salads, cakes & cookies. Whow, what a meal. Then, those present placed their names in a container for door prizes that consisted of ssrta & Best Line T-shirt, zip up and hoodie sweatshirts, rain gear & hats. There were lots of special prizes that was provided for those on hand. Thank you to all that donated food for this event!

2014 Raffle Prize Winners

Snow Shoe Rails to Trails Quilt made by Mary Jane Peters--Sue Cooper - James Creek, Pa.

1. 2014 570 EFI Polaris Sportsman- Jeff Stevens, Altoona, Pa.
2. $50.00 Cash by Russell Reighard - Greg Burd, Bellefonte, Pa.
3. $50.00 Cash by Deb Park - Dick Houtz, Bellefonte, Pa.
4. $75.00 Cash by Eric & Peg Brooks - Ken Lucas, Bellefonte, Pa.
5. $100.00 Cash by Safety Today & Tomorrow - Max Micklitsch, Ralston, Pa.
6. $50.00 Cash by Mark & Beth Watson - Will Siebert, Hummelstown, Pa.
7. $50.00 Cash by Jack's Snack Shack - Larry Strible, Morrisdale, Pa.
8. $50.00 gift cert. to 234 Motorsports -Gavin Neese, Spring Mills, Pa.
9. $50.00 Cash by CMATVA - Brent Eminhizer, Kylertown, Pa.
10. $100.00 Cash by Raymond Tire Co. - Donald Murray, Waynesboro, Pa.
11. $50.00 gift cert. to Best Line - Mike Finkenbinder, Carlisle, Pa.
12. $50.00 gift cert. to Sheetz by Williamson Ins. Agency - Ron Kimble, Williamsport, Pa.
13. $50.00 gift cert. to T&J Cycle - Eric Shultz, Bellefonte, Pa.
14. $25. 00 gift cert. - West Branch Dairy Diner & $25.00 gift cert. to Genna Beer Distributor - Edward Eckels, Altoona, Pa.
15. $100.00 gift cert. to Williamsport Honda - Ira Moore, Greensburg, Pa.
16. $50.00 gift cert. to Halls Market- Lisa Stimer, Centreville, Va.
17. $25.00 gift cert. to Genna Beer Distributor & $25.00 gift cert. to Kephart's Hardware - Darren McKean - Karthaus, Pa.
18. $50.00 gift certificate to Sheetz by Williamson Ins. Agency - Ron Brennen, St. Marys, Pa.
19. $50.00 Cash by Travis Gheen Const.- Kenneth Dunlap, Polk, Pa.
20. $500.00 Cash by Restek - Perry Bullis, Montgomery, Pa.
21. $50.00 gift cert. to Mt. Top True Value Hardware - Warren Weaver, Elliottsburg, Pa.
22. $25.00 gift cert. to Kephart's Hardware & $25.00 gift cert. to West Branch Dairy Diner - Richard Kazmark, Springville, NY
23. $50.00 gift cert. to Best Line Powersports - Jeff Cantolina, Morrisdale, Pa.
24. $100.00 Cash by Jim Verost Used Cars - Brian Miller, Bellefonte, Pa.
25. Full Vehicle Detail at Joel Confer Toyota - Rick Brady, Spring Grove, Pa.
26. $50.00 gift cert. to Best Line Powersports - Ron Raymond, Morrisdale, Pa.
27. ATV Winch from Truck Stuff & More - Kevin Feeser, East Berlin, Pa.
28. ATV Trailer by Tracker Built Trailers - Richard Franks, Bellefonte, Pa.

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SSRT Raffle - DCNR Training Update

On Saturday, October 11, 2014, Snow Shoe Rails to Trails & Best Line Powersports provided DCNR Youth Certification Training at their Centre Hall location. George Holt & Bob Biggans were the SSRT trainers and Marty Wagner was Best Lines trainer. Clyde Onavage - DCNR Ranger from Rockrock State Forest also participated in the training too.

First was the classroom instructional part of the training, then to the outside for the hands on section. The trainees all seemed to love the outdoor part as the corners got a little muddy and slippery.

All the participants passed the course and were presented their temporary certificate so they can now ride state and SSRT Trails. Trilby Mayes presented each of the participants a SSRT t-shirt at the end of the class.

We want to thank all the parents and participants for attending this training. A number of you explained afterwards how thorough of a job was done by the trainers. Thank you goes out to all of our trainers too and to Best Line Powersports for allowing the SSRT to put on the training at their new location.

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Tour De Forest Photos and Update

Snow Shoe Rails to Trails has attended the Tour De Forest for the past 8 years. This was a special year as Central Mountain ATVA also attended with us on their first Tour De Forest. The two day ride was led by Maintenance Director of SSRT, Eric Brooks.

We met early Saturday morning at Snow Shoe and traveled to Brookville for breakfast. Then, on to Marienville Fire Company to register. There was an atv & snowmobile raffle and lots of clothing on sale from the local atv club.

Then, off to Forest Lodge to meet up with Henry Sorgen and some of his crew which was already set up for camping at the Forest Lodge. Frank & Sue (owners of motel and campground) are like family to us. They go above and beyond for the SSRT each year.

After riding out a few miles, the Fire Company is set up for your lunch along the trail. There, we ran into a few of our friends from Pittsburgh, Chad & Michelle. We rode the wooden connector across the swamp-what a great idea for continuing the trail & one that we enjoy each year.

Then, Sunday morning, we rode directly from the Forest Lodge on our atvs to Marienville to the Lions Club for breakfast. A great breakfast it was and they tried to serve the large crowd as quickly as possible. Then, Eric Brooks led us on the 2nd day of the forest traveling some of the trails that we didn't get to the first day. We stopped at the huge glacier rocks for a picture opp, and a few mud (play areas) where everyone in there was having a blast. We rode the rest of the trail back to the Forest Lodge, cleaned-up and back to Marienville to eat a great Italian meal at Bettina's.

A great turnout for the Tour De Forest and a great time had by all.

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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Day Of Caring - BEA High School

Bald Eagle High School 7th Grade Students and two teachers helped the Snow Shoe Rails to Trails do some much needed work today. They worked closely with volunteers Larry Mayes & Jack Miller.

Some of the work performed was brushing, collecting trash, painting various items, cleaning posting board and installing a memorial brick at the Snow Shoe Rails to Trails Memorial. Sand was also spread in areas needing it on the memorial.

Snow Shoe Rails to Trails  wants to thank all of the students and teachers for helping the trail  on the Day of Caring. Your work was much appreciated. 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

CMATVA Rodeo Update & Photos

A group of SSRT members attended the CMATVA rodeo held on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Flat Run Speedway near Kylertown. Various age groups are entered into several catagories and have an opportunity to win prizes & trophies. Carns Equipment of Clearfield and 234 Motorsports of Wingate were in attendance to display a few of their units and use them for demo rides. CMATVA did a great job serving the people with sloopy joes, hot dogs, French fries and many beverages. Paul Eggler did a great job transporting anyone wanting a train ride. The volunteer staff kept the events moving while providing safe instructions to those registered. This was a great event for familes to root on their participants and that they did. Remember to plan for next year the same time-the last Saturday in September, 8am registration and 10am start time. Let's make the crowd & participants larger than ever.

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