Q106.5 Egg Ride For 2023 is Saturday, February 4
For the uninitiated, this is a decades long event that has one purpose, to benefit Pine Tree Camp.
We ride snowmobiles with eggs in our suits to raise money to assist with Pine Tree Camp open door policy. Nobody gets turned away due to financial reasons. All the money we raise goes to this program. There is no overhead on our part, every dime you contribute goes to what you want it to.
It is a very special event because of the thrill for those kids with disabilities getting to experience one of the best weeks of their year. A week at camp
And it is great for the families too, who get to focus on other kids or themselves and take a break from the 24-7 of having special needs kids in their families.
To make a donation is simple. Here is the link.
More as we get closer to the event. Once again this year there are dozens of Maine ‘celebrity riders’ who will join us and also raise funds for the Pine Tree Camp.
You are welcome to participate in numerous activities that are part of the event. As we get closer, we’ll help with event information.
And if you are not one to make a contribution online, maybe next time you are at one of the numerous area businesses that sell Cardboard eggs, beginning at $1, maybe you’ll consider a contribution of a dollar or $5 or $10.
Here is to a successful Egg Ride in less than a month. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.
Now for some photo memories of past Egg Rides.
Here is Pine Tree Camper Bradley T, who has been involved in Fund Raising and been on the Egg Ride for years.
Camp Director Dawn is the Queen of Costumes and always has a smile on her face.
Former Q106.5 Morning Man Bob Duchesne gets his suit filled with raw eggs. More, please. Fill 'er up. Bob is the originator of the whole concept of riding with eggs in the snowmobile suits to raise money for Pine Tree Camp, all those years ago.
Cindy Campbell the year she rode when she was 9 months pregnant. No. Hold it. Nevermind. Those are eggs.
The year it was so cold my nose started bleeding. You think raw eggs are gross. The same year the pink shirts were in memory of Steve Galen who did so much for the Egg Ride.
We always want snow so we can actually ride. On a trailer, sitting on a bail of hay as you ride down the road just isn't as much fun.
And one of the most memorable things to happen on one of the rides, in the end, we are gathering for a group photo and Maine Game Warden Jonathan Parker came running over and slid into Cindy, knocking her over. Some say he actually tackled Cindy on purpose. Nudge Nudge Wink Wink.