February 7, 2016

Arenac Banishes Midwinter Boredom with a Winter Bash Weekend

Amy Rich
It's a tough job, but somebody's got to do it! Volunteers were spotted testing out the race track.
Amy Rich
Water sparkled in the distance as lights were rigged up on the drag racing track.
Amy Rich
Wertz Warriors were on hand with information about the Winter Special Olympics and sled-shaped recognition forms as a thank you for donations.
Amy Rich
Friendly Bay Shore Club volunteers joked around while directing traffic Saturday. Travis Byard, Jim Hiveley, Kyle Cypher, Bret Dieleman and Larry Byard signed up for a day full of work...and fun.
Amy Rich
Snowmobiles weren't the only machines out on the ice Saturday morning; heavy equipment was on hand to keep the drag racing lanes in great condition.
Amy Rich
Can you hear me now? Climbing atop a small mountain of snow, Sound Doctor employee Brandon Swift prepares one of the 12 speakers for Winter Bash Weekend events.

The Bay Shore Club’s fourth annual Winter Bash weekend was in full swing Saturday, February 12. Snowmobilers from around the county and beyond could be seen hauling their machines down Sagatoo Road in Standish as they were on their way to the Bay. Events began at 10a.m., with a poker snowmobile run lasting until 6p.m., nine holes of ice golf, and multiple raffles to enter. The club house was teeming with volunteers as event goers stepped in from the cold to check out booths put on by the Wertz Warriors, Saganing Eagles Landing Casino, AuGres-Sims Baseball and Softball teams, Arenac County Crime Stoppers and The WELL. Although official opening ceremonies were not set until 10a.m. Sunday morning, the cheerful roaring of engines made it clear that the snowmobiling festivities were already underway.

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