Submitted by Lorna Pearson
Meota and District Recreational Association held their annual snowmobile rally Saturday, Feb. 2, with 84 registered riders. This event is a major fundraiser for Meota ADRA to continue their support in recreation, culture and arts for residents of Meota and the surrounding district.
This year’s event reports a profit of more than $5,000, reports Sherry Doom.
Riders top cash prize was $420 won by Craig Alexander, second was John Smith and third was Kevin Ryhorchuk.
Ghost Hand top cash prize was $412.50 won by Donna Seib, second by Brian Silvester and third by Annie Laing.
The 50/50 was guaranteed at $1,000 by Serafina Energy Ltd. and was paid to Mark St. Marie.
Able Septic sponsored the hot dogs and coffee offered on the trail. At the end of the day, everyone gathered for chili on a bun and the awarding of prizes at the Meota Hotel. There were many stories shared and many laughs to be had as riders talked about their day together.
January’s heavy snowfalls made for great riding conditions despite the frigid temperatures that day.
Organizers credit the many sponsors who donated prizes, cash donations, the trail making crew, everyone who donated their time and those who prepared and donated the chili with the success of this event. A huge thank you to those who came out and braved the cold to ride, along with all those who contributed to the sales of 50/50 and ghost hand tickets.
Major sponsors of this event were Serafina Energy Ltd., Cavalier AGRO, ABLE Septic, Meota Hotel and Crush Environmental.
“Without all of you, this day would not of been a success,” say organizers.