Here is how fast time is flying by. The Q106.5 Egg Ride is coming up in less than a month. And it’ll be the 36th year!

Somebody get in touch with Bob Duchesne and tell him what he created is still going on.

Q-106.5 archives
Q-106.5 archives

And with the snow coming down, everyone involved is smiling and has fingers crossed thinking "Let it snow. Let it snow. Let it snow!"

February 5 is the date of the ride. The reason we ride is to raise as much money as we can to benefit Pine Tree Camp.

Pine Tree Camp is for children and adults with disabilities, and they have an open-door policy, where all are able to attend regardless of ability to pay the tuition.

So that is where we come in, and why we will be part of the 49th Annual Dysart’s Snowmobile Ride-In.

Here are the numerous ways you can help financially:

With as little as a dollar, you can be part of the fund-raising effort and feel good that you contributed.

Numerous businesses in the area are selling cardboard eggs. They start a $1 and go up in price from there. They’ll ask you at the check-out if you want to buy ‘an Egg’ to benefit Pine Tree Camp.  You write your name on it, and they display it on their walls.

Buy an egg now at:

  • Dysart’s Restaurant and Truck Stop in Hermon
  • Dysart’s on Broadway
  • All Dysart’s Travel Stops (Newburgh, Old Town, Orono, Hampden, Holden, Lincoln and Pittsfield)
  • Danforth’s Downhome Supermarket in Hermon and Pittsfield
  • A.E.Robinson locations in Dexter, Dover-Foxcroft & Greenville
  • Bear’s One Stop in Newport
  • Four Seasons Trading Post in Greenville
  • Tradewinds Market Plus in Clinton
  • Whitney’s Family Supermarket in Guilford and Corinth
  • Ware-Butler locations
  • Tri Pond Variety in Smithfield

Thank you to all. And revisit those stores to see how many eggs are decorating windows and walls closer to the ride. It’s a wonderful site.

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Townsquare Media Bangor

You can also make a direct credit card/debit card donation and here’s that link.

Or, you can text CAMP to 707070.

Or, you can call the Q106.5 Morning Show at 991-9500 and make a pledge. We'd love to talk to you!

Now about the ride on Saturday, February 5. It will begin and end at Dysart’s Truck Stop in Hermon. The start time is 10:30 a.m. and we'll be back by lunchtime at Dysart’s Restaurant.

Q-106.5 archives
Q-106.5 archives

The route this year is from Dysart’s to Penobscot Snowmobile Club in Hermon, off the sleds for some fundraising activities, then back on for the return ride back to the start/finish line.

Riders so far include

  • Scott Miller and Cindy Campbell from the Q106.5 Morning Show.  Strike that, since she’s done at least 35 of these rides:
  • Cindy Campbell and Scott Miller from The Q106.5 Morning Show.
  • Jared “Jedi” Baker from Maine Cabin Masters TV show
  • Joseph Meyers of Quarantine Karaoke
  • John Gibbs, Ski-Doo Ambassador and creator of New England Sled Talk
  • Bob Crowley of the Survivor TV Show
  • Jake Warn of Sled TRX
  • Dan Cashman and Christine Robinson from The Nite Show with Danny Cashman on WABI TV5
  • Dawn Willard-Robinson Pine Tree Camp Director
  • Garret Swazey from Paul Bunyan Snowmobile Club

And maybe more

Notice I’ve left the ‘egg’ portion of the show till the end.

We fill our suits with raw eggs for the ride, and yes it’s as ooey-gooey messy as you can imagine.

The Q-106.5 archives
The Q-106.5 archives

Can’t stress enough how this is for the kids to go to camp. And every dollar you come up with is very much appreciated.

You are invited to share in the fun, join us Saturday, Feb. 5 for the start or finish at Dysart’s Truck Stop or the halfway point at Penobscot Snowmobile Club.

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