The Trails Unlimited Snowmobile Club of Northeast Iowa will host its annual breakfast fundraiser and landowners appreciation event Sunday, April 7, from 8 a.m. - noon at the Festina Community Center.
The all-you-can-eat pancake, sausage and scrambled egg breakfast is open to the public. Tickets available at the door are $7 for adults and $4 for kids age 10 and under. Carry-outs are also available. T
"The sport of snowmobiling relies on heavy snowfall so it wasn't the greatest year," said Bud Winter, club president. "Regardless of weather, we stay hopeful for better seasons ahead plus our club is extremely active all year long - so we stay busy."
Trails Unlimited is a non-profit organization that has been in existence since 1985. The club works in partnership with 240 landowners, nearly 100 club members and maintains over 150 miles of trail in the communities of Castalia, Ossian, Calmar, Fort Atkinson, Festina, Alpha, Hawkeye, Jackson Junction, St. Lucas, Auburn, Waucoma, West Union and Clermont.
This season Trails Unlimited spent countless volunteer hours maintaining trails, constructing hundreds of new safety and directional signs, writing grants, designing, printing and distributing a brand new map and hosting events and fundraisers to offset club expenses as well as give back to the community.
Following a chicken dinner fundraiser in Nov. of 2012, the club donated $500 to the Spina Bifida Association which is the Iowa State Snowmobiling Association's selected charity. In addition, the club supports local business with every single club expense.
For more information about Trails Unlimited Snowmobile Club, find them on Facebook or visit trailsunlimited.net.