Clubs close their facilities as more trail workers melt away

Posted by: Tom Nolette on Sun Dec 10th, 2017 5:34 am
Snowmobile clubs close their facilities as more trail workers melt awayAn infusion of young blood is needed, officials say, but time is running short.AUGUSTA — The Fox Glen Snowmobile Club sold its clubhouse on the east side of Augusta last month after years of declining membership.It could no longer afford the $5,000 to $7,000 annual cost of maintaining the building on Buck and Doe Trail, and it would have been heading for a bankruptcy filing.Down from 29 active members to nine over the past 10 years, the group now struggles to do the maintenance required to prepare the trails for the upcoming season.“It’s dying out; there’s no young blood,” said trail master Mark Lapointe, 61, of Windsor.http://www.pressherald.com/2017/12/02/s ... melt-away/