END OF SEASON UPDATE FOR AIRLINE SNACKBAR ATV- THE SWAMP
NOVEMBER 20, 2018
We are reaching the end of another atv riding season!
Trails are closed to atvs when there is groomable snow,
which the sled riders hope is soon. This was an interesting
spring and summer with David still out of commission, Pete
working 6 days a week, Frank’s health issues adding to the
changing weather patterns, first too wet, then too hot and
humid, then hot, hot and dry and dusty adding to the mix. In
spite of all the challenges, several projects were completed
with a little help from our friends. All the bridges that we
are replacing are being built with steel beams, which should
eliminate further work on them for some time. Transporting
and placing the huge steel beams would not have been
possible without the help of Bub and David from RF Jordan,
Roger Gray, Kenny Jordan from Jordan building moving and
rental assistance from RF Jordan Construction.
The first project ,in May, was to get the trails
inspected to find out what needed to be done. Bridge repair
began in June on the # 505 trail along with starting the
trail signing. In July, work on the steel beams for # 504,
more signing. In August was the cleaning of the steel beams,
setting them to be welded and doing the welding. October
was setting the beams on site on #504 and decking them. Then
a trip to the Guilford area to pick up the crane mats for
bridging the stream on #500 and setting them. November has
been signing, decking the #500 bridge and more signing.
On hand at one time or another were Mike Sullivan, Peter
and Sharon Poors, Frank and Maryann Janusz, Steve Catlin and
the guys who did the trucking and volunteered to stay and
help out. A thank you to Skip Butler who was a big help at
the dinner for David. Not trail work, I know, but I sure
appreciated the help and support. A thank you to all.
The big change for us has been our new meeting place. Due
to schedule conflicts with the diner, we are now meeting on
Rte. 193, at the town building, still the second Saturday at
David was up for a visit and is doing very well. His
medical folks tell him he is way ahead of where they though
he would be ! We had held a couple of fund raising events
and we gave him the check when we saw he and Linda. They
were extremely touched, and appreciated all the care and
concern it showed for them. Being David, the guy with one
leg immediately asked us to donate it to Camp CaPella for
camperships. He figured the camp needed it more than he did!
It is great to see him such good spirits.
Our land owner appreciation dinner is set for December 8,
at Pat’s Pizza in Ellsworth, be sure to call me if you wish
to go at 667-2052.
Wishing everyone a happy and safe winter, be careful out
there ! and see you next year. Sharon
******** NEW CONTACT INFORMATION********
MARYANN AND FRANK JANUSZ
154 LAKE VIEW LANE
CRAWFORD, ME. 04694
PETER & SHARON POORS
23 POORS WAY
ELLSWORTH , ME. 04605
BOTH THESE ADDRESSES AND NUMBERS APPLY TO THE ATV &
SNOWMOBILE CLUBS. WE NO LONGER RECEIVE MAIL AT THE DINER
TRAIL INFORMATION- FRANK-454-8133 OR PETE-667-2052
PLEASE REMEMBER : SEPTEMBER 8, 2018 MEETING , AND ALL
MEETINGS THEREAFTER, WILL BE HELD AT THE BEDDINGTON TOWN
BUILDING DUE TO SCHEDULE CONFLICT WITH THE SNACK BAR.
MEETINGS BEGIN AT 6PM, EVERY SECOND SATURDAY OF THE MONTH.