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Red Arrow Snowmobile ATV Club hosts 2nd Annual Booyah Event

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On Saturday October 11th Red Arrow will host its 2nd Annual Fall Family Fun Day/ Booyah Party at the Old Town Hall Sports Bar & Restaurant in Townsend. This will be a full day of activities starting with a club meeting at 11AM that is open to all snowmobile and ATV/UTV enthusiasts. At noon there will be an approximately 2 hour long ATV/UTV trail ride that is also open to any rider. Remember that anyone under age 18 must wear a helmet to ride legally anywhere in Wisconsin and all ATV and UTV adult riders are highly encouraged to wear one.

At 2PM the fun really starts at the Old Town Hall with DJ Music, Meat Raffles, Door Prizes, a Kids Bounce House, Horseshoe and Volley Ball Tourneys and of course lots of refreshments and food served by the Old Town Hall staff. Later in the afternoon the Booyah will be ready and towards evening a bonfire will round out the day long fun.

All proceeds from this event will go towards a new piece of trail leveling equipment to help maintain ATV/UTV trails in the Townsend area. Red Arrow is responsible for about 65 miles of snowmobile trail and about 15 miles of ATV/UTV trails including the Nicolet State Recreational Trail thru Townsend.

Come by ATV, UTV, car, truck, van or motorcycle….everyone is invited to attend this great “Family Friendly” event. The Old Town Hall Sports Bar & Restaurant is located right on Highway 32 on the south side of Townsend. Direct ATV/UTV access is available from as far as Gillett, Florence and the Michigan border.

Red Arrow thanks Josh and his team at the Old Town Hall for their strong year round support of the Red Arrow Snowmobile ATV Club. Further information about Red Arrow can be had by visiting www.redarrowtownsend.com


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Upper Peninsula ORV Trail Development Association Vets "Run for the Colors" ORV Ride

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This Saturday Veterans are going to have the chance to see the beautiful Fall Colors of the Western Upper Peninsula from the seat of a "Side by Side" Off Road Vehicle.  It will be the first Upper Peninsula ORV Trail Development Association/Western UP Trails Association Veterans ORV Ride.  The ride is for all Veterans, whether they have a disability or not.  The ride will depart the Wakefield American Legion at 11:00 am CT.

The ride will go east from Wakefield through the Ottawa National Forest, and return to the Legion for a special Picnic Supper.  During the supper, participants will have a chance to meet and hear from elected legislators and special guests.

The ride supports Veterans Outdoor World, an organization that brings Veterans together by holding hunting and fishing trips.  This will be the organizations first ORV Ride.

With the help of the North Country Snowmobile Club, Superior Snowmobile Club, and Side by Side ORV Owners, Veterans that do not have an ORV will have an ORV to ride in.  This is also Michigan's Fall No ORV Trail Sticker required weekend.

"We have individuals, business's, and even a Snowmobile club from Southeastern Minnesota that are bringing Side by Sides for Veterans to ride in.  All we need and want is for Veterans to show up on Saturday Morning and go on the ride," commented Upper Peninsula ORV Trail Development Association President, Skip Schulz.

Schulz states that any veteran, from any of the branches of service, is welcome.

"Whether you're in the National Guard, you served 2 months or 20 years, it doesn't matter.  The many volunteers on this ride simply wants to show our veterans how much we appreciate their service," Schulz stated.

The picnic dinner is being provided by the Wakefield American Legion and is at no charge.  The ride received the support from Lake States Resource Alliance, Michigan Department of Natural Resources Michigan Department of Transportation, and Ottawa National Forest.

Organizers of the ride wants to make this an annual event.

"That is why we really need to get as many Veterans as we can to go on the ride, whether they have their own ORV or will ride in anyone of the many Side by Sides that our volunteers are bringing," concluded Schulz.

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Burnett County Closures

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The Gandy Dancer Trail from Hwy 77 north into Minnesota will be CLOSED from September 15th through November 28th for bridge work.

Trail 8 between Bear Lake Road and Lake 26 Road is closed due to a dangerous washout. Please use town road routes as a detour around this section.

Trail 8 East of Danbury from Airfield Road to Lakes Drive remains closed due to high water. Please use CCC Road as an alternate route until further notice.

Heavy storms went through Burnett County on September 3 with high winds and heavy downpours causing washouts and high water in areas. Please ride slowly through high water as to not promote damage to the trails

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Hidden Bear Trail ATV Club and Animal's Bear Trail Inn Donates to the Oconto River Kids

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At their monthly Board Meeting on September 3rd the Hidden Bear Trail ATV Club (HBT ATV Club) and Mike Richling owner of Animal's Bear Trail Inn presented 2 seperate donations to the Oconto River Kids. Pictured is Shawn Fidler President of the HBT ATV Club presenting a check to the Secretary of the Oconto River Kids Bruce Watruba, also pictured is Mike Richling presenting a donation to Bruce.

The Oconto River Kids is a group of outdoor enthusiasts who assist kids with life threatening illnesses attain their outdoor dreams through hands on outdoor adventures. The Oconto River Kids signature event is the annual Oconto River Bear Hunt.

They will be hosting nine critically ill children and their families in September of this year. A great deal of planning and prep work goes into this event. Everything from the Black Bear Tags, hunting land, bait, mentors, dog teams, hunting assistants, taxidermy, butchering, housing and meals is either volunteered or donated. Last year five of the six kids harvested animal.

The Oconto River Kids Organization provide a bear rug or shoulder mount for each successful hunter. The HBT ATV Club donated one bear rug or shoulder mount for this year successful hunter and Mike Richling's donatation will go toward the meals that they provide for each hunter and their families.

Jim Wisneski
Hidden Bear Trail ATV Club

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8th Annual Red Arrow ATV/UTV Parade & Corn Roast was Huge Success Despite the Rain

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Saturday of Labor Day weekend was a great day in Townsend! At 10:30 despite the rain about 60 ATVs & UTVs lined up at Townsend Shell to parade north. They were led by Grand Marshall Gerry Linssen former Red Arrow Club President and longtime club supporter. Their destination was Barb’s Valley Inn to kick off the 8th Annual ATV/UTV Parade & Corn Roast sponsored by Red Arrow Snowmobile ATV Club and Barb's Valley Inn. The rain did not dampen the enthusiasm as the parade moved north along the Nicolet State Trail.

The sun peeked its head thru the clouds and a huge crowd soon gathered. They spent the late summer afternoon and evening under a huge tent enjoying meat raffles, DJ music and lots of good food and free sweet corn. At 8PM the raffles were concluded and winners were drawn for the main raffle prizes.

  • 1st Prize of $750 Cash provided by Red Arrow ATV/UTV Club was won by Mike Decoster from Kaukauna.
  • 2nd Prize was a 12 Ga. O/U Shot Gun donated by Barb's Valley Inn and won by Rick Bodart from Green Bay.
  • 3rd Prize was a 42” TV partially donated by Forest TV & Appliance, Lakewood and went to Debra Renderman from Mountain.
  • 4th Prize of $500 Cash provided by Red Arrow ATV/UTV Club was won by John Brantmeier from Appleton.
  • 5th Prize an Ice Auger partially donated by Mighty Fine Baits, Lakewood went to Dan DeCoster from Townsend.
  • 6th Prize of $300 Cash provided by Red Arrow ATV/UTV Club was awarded to Melody Soleski from Green Bay.
  • 7th prizes were Chatter Box- ATV to ATV Communicators donated by Lakewood Motorsports and were won by 9 Mile Bar of Langlade and Jeff Andrews of Townsend.
  • 8th Prize a Framed Print donated by Larry Market went to Tammy Christianson from Townsend.
  • 9th Prize a $200 Gas Card partially donated by Townsend Shell went to Tom Galioto from Grafton.
  • 10th prizes were Chatter Box- ATV to ATV Communicators donated by Lakewood Motorsports and were won by 9 Mile Bar of Langlade and Jeff Andrews of Townsend.
  • 11th Prize a $100 Gift Cert. donated by Waubee Lodge was won by Mark Soletske from Marinette.
  • 12th Prize of $100 Cash provided by Red Arrow ATV/UTV Club went to Bob Carney from Menasha.
  • 13th Prize a $100 Gas Card partially donated by Townsend Shell went toVincent McCabe from Townsend.
  • 14th Prize a $50 Gift Cert. partially donated by Mikes Super Market was won by Greg Dersnah from Palatine, IL.
  • 15th Prize – $50 Gift Cert. donated by Sunset Resort to James Greisinger from Suamico.
  • 16th Prize a $50 Gift Cert. donated by Lakewood Supervalu won by Lonnie Bodoh from Wabeno.
  • 17th Prize – $50 Gift Cert. partially donated by Mikes Super Market to Dan Coopman from Townsend.
  • 18th Prize – $50 Gift Cert. donated by Sunset Resort to Bill Kaskin from Twin Lakes.
  • 19th Prize a $50 Gas Card partially donated by Townsend Shell went to Al Zimpelman from Kewaskum.
  • 20th Prize a $50 Gift Cert. donated by Lakewood Supervalu was won by Kim Heider from Algoma.
  • The Green Bay Packer Autographed Football was won by Stacy Hilbert from Green Bay. Finally the NASCAR Rusty Wallace gift Basket donated by Jim Weyers was won by Kathy Hendricks from DePere

Club President Joe Kampf wants to express a great big thank you to all those who attended as well as club members and friends who worked so hard to make this a successful event. Also thanks to Rob & Kim Seebers of Townsend Shell for organizing the parade, the Townsend Police Department for traffic control and the Townsend Flowage Association for the use of their equipment.

Jim & Barb Majestic, owners of Barb’s Valley Inn again went over the top to provide a great venue. Red Arrow can’t thank them enough for their support of this event and their yearlong support of the club. Look for the bar with the snowmobile (and now ATV) on the roof just north of Townsend. A very nice event profit will help the Red Arrow Snowmobile ATV Club maintain their record of having some of the finest snowmobile and ATV trails in this part of the state.

Check www.redarrowtownsend.com for up to date club and trail information.

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