SHELBURNE — Hundreds of Granite State snowmobilers gathered over the weekend in Shelburne, at the Town & Country Inn and Resort for the 48th Annual Ride-In to benefit Easterseals N.H.’s Camp Sno-Mo located in Gilmanton Iron Works, N.H.
Through fundraising efforts throughout the year such as spaghetti suppers and bake sales, 50 clubs raised more than $124,000, bringing the 48-year grand total to more than $3.5 million dollars. This money will be used to create life-changing experiences for campers, ages 11 to 21, with disabilities and special needs. Easterseals campers inclusively participate alongside Boy Scouts in a wide variety of activities including water sports, team sports, hiking, archery, a ropes course and crafts.
“I am amazed at the number of individuals that come together through the number of clubs that make this event happen. Together they make summer camp possible for our campers. On behalf of Easterseals we thank the N.H. Snowmobile Association for their continued support of our campers,” said Easterseals N.H. President and CEO Maureen Beauregard.
This year’s NHSA Ride-In Awards were presented to:
• Youngest Driver on a Mini Sled: Brooklyn Cain, age 3, of the Wolfeboro Snowmobile Club.
• Youngest Driver to Ride-In: Anthony Orso, age 7, of the Scrub Oak Scamblers, Madison.
• Oldest Drive to Ride-In: Dottie Kurtz, of the Umbagog Snowmobile Association, Errol.
• Longest Distance Traveled Total: Gary R. Newcomb Jr. of the Baker River Snowmobile Club, Wentworth.
• Largest Club Participation: 97 members of the Scrub Oak Scamblers, Madison.