Snowmobile run at Mansfield

The Mansfield Sportsman Club Snowmobile Fun Run was a family-friendly friendly event held on March 3. From left, are Tom Campbell, Cody Stenz, Brittney McIntosh, Joel McIntosh, Karlee McIntosh and Owen McIntosh. (Empire Press photo/Adrienne Douke)


By Adrienne Douke
Empire Press Correspondent

The Mansfield Sportsman Club hosted a Snowmobile Fun Run and Silent Auction March 3.

The Mansfield community and surrounding areas know what to do when the snow comes. They have fun! Approximately 150 snowmobilers and their families showed up for a perfect day of riding. Plenty of fresh snow, radiant blue skies, and brisk air made for a great day.

From 9 a.m. to noon, snowmobilers purchased tickets, and got a hearty breakfast of biscuits and gravy.

There were four stops. The first was the Steele residence where tri-tip sandwiches were served. Stop two was at the Joe Baity home where hot chili was ready and waiting for hungry snowmobilers. Stop three was Norman and Tara Tupling’s place for some spicy German sausages. Stop four was Amy and Steve Martin’s place where assorted cookies and hot apple cider were waiting for a quick warm up and treats. Then it was time to suit back up, put on the hats and gloves and head back to the Sportsman Club where cheeseburgers were prepared on the grill.

The Mansfield Chamber teamed up with the Sportsman Club to provide breakfast, lunch and beverages from the Buckshot Grill.

Chamber President Mikia Schmidt said, “We all look forward to this event every year. With the chamber and Sportsman Club working together, we have a successful partnership that benefits our community, and our local businesses, and we have fun too.”

Snowmobiling enthusiast Brittney McIntosh came with her family to enjoy a bracing day outdoors.

“We like the snowmobile run because it is a family friendly event,” she said. “The kids had an awesome day with us snowmobiling. We had a great time.”

The silent auction featured snowmobiling gear such as Ski Doo hats, T-shirts, water bottles, ratchet straps and beanies, heavy riding gloves, hand crafted essential oils, and a three-piece set of heavy duty screwdrivers.

Sponsors included Washington Tractor, Boulder Park Inc., Odessa Trading Co., Omak Marine, Amy Holmes, Chet’s Honda, Experience Power-Sports, Doghouse Motor-Sports, and the Mansfield Town Bar and Grill.

Town Bar and Grill co-owner Debbie Rigby said, “We were glad to welcome all the snowmobilers who came to Mansfield for the Run, and to serve refreshments. Your support helps small business owners here in town.”

The Sportsman Club hosts a variety of events during the year, including the Snowmobile Run, to raise funds for many worthwhile projects such as Mansfield School District scholarships, Mansfield FFA and Mansfield Playday. It also provides help for people in Mansfield.

Mansfield Sportsman Club Vice President Zach Steele adds, “The Sportsman Club has revitalized trap shooting in our area, we are excited to see the kids coming and taking part in trapshoot events. Their renewed interest and participation is encouraging.”

“We would like to thank all of our volunteers, sponsors, and the Mansfield community for their continued support,” Sportsmans Club president Norman Tupling said.

For further information about the Mansfield Sportsman Club, check out their Facebook page.