Riders who came to the Lintlaw snowmobile derby benefited from a recent snowfall and unusually warm sunny day. Doors opened at 7 a.m. for those desiring an early breakfast, an early start allowowing them to make the most of the good conditions. A total of 265 riders registered, raising $9500 for hands only. For the rest of the day, Lintlaw reverberated with the wails of snowmobiles coming from and going to a full-to-capacity parking lot.
Well over 400 people filled the banquet hall and spilled over into the smaller adjacent hall. There was no shortage of hearty food as well as tables laden with decadent desserts, a satisfying supper to end the day’s activity.
Aside from the money raised by hands only, a further amount was raised by the bucket draw and the meal.
Many left, perhaps to take a nap, before returning for the dance that began at nine. Those who entered the draw for the new snowmobile either waited it out till midnight or went home and slept with an open ear just in case the phone rang. As of press time on Friday afternoon, Wadena News was unable to learn the name of the winner of the sled or the total amount raised by the event.
By Andy Labdon