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posted Feb 15, 2011, 10:02 AM by Dennis Harris
Belgrade Draggin Masters SC


February has arrived and is fast passing by.  Since our last writing old man winter has been kind to our sport in the Belgrade area. Snow conditions improved quickly and have held up nicely. Those wet holes and mud spots also dried up so trail conditions have been very good. What a treat for those that really enjoy dragging trails to have snow with conditions that make it all worthwhile.


We moved our annual cookout up to second weekend in February as the last several seasons early March was just too late. Seems the last few years a boat would have worked great on the pond where we usually held the cookout.  Last season most had to walk in as there was just no snow. This year was close to perfect - other than quite the breeze and cool temps. We had a fantastic turn out and everyone enjoyed the Hot Dogs, Burgers and Chicken cooked over an open wood fire. Some of the ladies made special deserts which were most popular.  Another great part of winter cookout is to see the children come and enjoy the out door fun. I would like to extend a special Thank You to Glendy Merrow who came early and assisted in getting the event fired up.  He was always a great trail man for our club but moved away a few years back.  It’s always great to see him at our events and he still stops by to help out with some trail work.


This has been the year for sled repairs seem there is always one or two needing something fixed. Thanks to a couple of club members, Larry Mare’ and Jerry Merrow, we have saved money on some repairs. Bill Wadleigh keeps the track truck repaired plus keeps it greased which is almost a full time job.


By the time you read this, we will have held our 27th Belgrade Ice Fishing Derby so next writing we will give you the results.


Ernie Rice VP