Mayors hit the trail to raise funds for favorite causes

With 122 registered riders taking to the powder, the annual Mayors Trail Ride raised $3,000 for area groups.

More than 120 snowmobilers took to the powder Feb. 23 for the annual Mayors Trail Ride from the Anoka County Fairgrounds north to St. Francis with a final stop at McDuff’s in Ramsey. Photo by Tammy Sakry

More than 120 snowmobilers took to the powder Feb. 23 for the annual Mayors Trail Ride from the Anoka County Fairgrounds north to St. Francis with a final stop at McDuff’s in Ramsey. Photo by Tammy Sakry

“It was a great day,” said Anoka Councilmember Jeff Weaver, who organized the event.

“It was perfect.”

In addition to raising money, this was a great way to show people the Rum River is a great winter resource, said Pete Turok, Anoka Area Chamber of Commerce.

It is about people with sleds spending money in the towns along the river, he said.

“It is great for business,” Turok said.

Cities participating in this year’s snowmobile event were Anoka, Andover, Nowthen, Oak Grove, Ramsey and St. Francis.

After the bills are paid, each city will receive about $400 for the charities of their choice, Weaver said.

For Anoka, Andover and Ramsey, that will the Youth First.

Oak Grove will be donating to the Lake George Conservation Club to help fight milfoil in the lake and Nowthen will be donating to the Nowthen Lions Club for its youth scholarship program.

The St. Francis Ambassador program will also be benefiting from event.

Tammy Sakry is at tammy.sakry@ecm-inc.com

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