On Sat., Feb. 2, spectators at Dysart’s in Hermon welcomed a parade of Q106.5 Egg Riders and snowmobilers – including some antique sleds – as they concluded the 25-mile trip from the Hungry Hollow ‘76ers Clubhouse in Levant. WABI-TV 5’s Emily Tadlock and Pine Tree Camp director Dawn Willard-Robinson were among this year’s celebrity riders.
Dysart’s has sponsored the Ride-in for more than 20 years. This year, for the very first time they hosted the benefit lunch.
“Pine Tree Camp is a very worthwhile cause and all the funds we raise go back to local people,” said Tim Dysart, Vice President of Dysart’s. “Pine Tree Camp is such a beautiful spot and I like seeing how much the campers enjoy being there.”
The riders continued the fundraising tradition of the Q106.5 Egg Ride by stuffing raw eggs down their snowmobile suits before hopping on their sleds. Scott Miller and Cindy Campbell host the Q106.5 Morning Show and the Egg Ride is a major focus for them every January. Each egg represents a $50 pledge from their listeners to help send Maine children with disabilities to Pine Tree Camp.
“The kids are the beneficiaries and our listeners drive the train and we are on board to help make it happen,” Miller remarked.
New additions to this year’s Ride-in included a vintage sled show at the Penobscot Snowmobile Club in Hermon and silent auction at the annual benefit breakfast at the Hungry Hollow clubhouse in Levant. Members of the Penobscot, Levant, and Carmel snowmobile clubs planned months in advance for ways they could raise funds for Pine Tree Camp and their support was absolutely sled-tacular!
One hundred percent of the proceeds from the Ride-in support Pine Tree Society’s Campership Fund. Donations can be made here: www.firstgiving.com/event/pts/2019-ride-in