An ice cream social tonight and pancake breakfast this weekend will benefit a local family who lost two family members to a snowmobile accident.

The fun starts tonight at Hermon High School with an ice cream social, to celebrate Spring. Everyone is invited to stop by the cafeteria between 5:00 and 8:00 tonight, for delicious treats, games, and face painting. Donations will be accepted in addition to the $1 fee for the food and fun, with all the proceeds to benefit the Tracy family.

Jason Tracy and his 10-year-old son Jarryd died in February, when the snowmobile they were riding struck a tree at the end of a field. Now, his wife Jamie is left to support the couple's two other children while grieving the loss of her husband and son. So the community has come together, to try and ease her burden a bit with a pair of fundraisers.

The second event will be held this Saturday at the Masons of Lynde Lodge #174, on Route 2 in Hermon. The families of Pack 25 and Troop 25 will be serving up a Pancake Breakfast at the Lynde Masonic Hall, that's located at 2500 Route 2 in Hermon, almost across from the Irving. It's just $5 per person to eat between 8 and 10:30 a.m., with all the proceeds going to the family. In addition, there will be shirts, decals, and can coozies for sale, in memory of the father and son.

Family members say riding with us in the Q-106.5 Pine Tree Camp Egg Ride last year was one of Jarryd's favorite memories, and we were sure impressed with the plucky little guy who braved the extreme cold that February morning. In honor of his involvement, the family will have a separate donation jar that will benefit the camp.

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