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OCTOBER 2011 NEWSLETTER

Posted by windstar04928 on December 1, 2011 at 8:45 PM

The Central Maine Trail Blazers met Tuesday Oct. 25, 2011 with 42 members for the last meeting of 2011. We enjoyed a huge pot luck supper before the meeting started.

Secretaries report read & accepted. Treasurer report read & accepted. Vice President had no news to report. Our trail master Dan reported that we had a great crew ( 14 members ) that showed up last Tuesday the 18th and worked all morning doing brush work on the rail bed from Mills St. in Corinna all the way to County Woods Rd. in Newport and there was quite a bit of trash cleaned up by Varney Ford. This will go in toward the grant money.

New Business was a letter from camp Capella. The letter was basically requesting an invitation to one of our meetings so they could request our club sponsor a child for camp from our area. The cost to us would be $1500.00. It was suggested that we can't afford this & the club voted not to have a speaker from Camp Capella to a meeting.

We spoke about the Big Indian Clubs event in November. This year they are going back to the fair grounds in Skowhegan for the start of the holiday parade. This is a Food & Toy Drive with a huge parade. They will start getting together about 9:30 on Nov. 20th . You can decorate your atv once you're there or have it decorated when you arrive. Porta-potties will be available,. They are serving hot dogs & coffee & hot chocolate. The parade will start at 1:30 & go through several streets & to a nursing home to drop off goodies & then back to the fair grounds to disperse the toys & food. I will send out more info as this gets closer to the date. We have joined in with them every year. There will be floats pulled by pick-ups, boy & girl scout groups, ATV Safety crew & trailer, probably Santa and who knows what else !!!. No candy can be thrown, only hand delivered.

The club voted once again to donate $300.00 again this year for a family in need. The club also voted to donate $200.00 to the town towards the Santa/Toy give away.

The High milage club "event" was discussed. We aren't sure when the ending mileage will need to be sent in but we will find out & email everyone with details. Seems Dave will need to go to each persons home in order to register their milage, we'll see.

John has asked if you plan on buying club gear for a Christmas gift to please get your order in early. His # is 278-3174.

Next meeting February 28th 2012 and will begin wioth a pot luck supper at 6:00 & the meeting at 7:00.

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