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Vintage Snowmobiles Takeover Mill Creek Café for a Fundraiser


All the vintage snowmobiles came out to Mill Creek Café in Harrisville for their 1st annual snowmobile show Saturday, and it was for something that would leave quite the loud bang in the sky. Maureen Sullivan, the President of the Harrisville Fireworks Fund, said, “Tim Slezsak came to me from Mill Creek Café a few months ago and proposed that we do a snowmobile show in order to benefit both the Harrison fireworks fund and Barton City fireworks for the Fourth of July. We just started rolling with it and it turned out to be a great event, we had 37 sleds show up.” She said, “We had a number of spectators. We raised almost $1400 for both of the entities, so we’re really excited about that and we really appreciate the turn out that we had today.”

Maureen Sullivan, the President of the Harrisville Fireworks Fund

The snowmobile show was not only a fundraiser, but a contest, with the categories setup as best in show for vintage (1984 and older), modern (1985 and newer), then Kitty Kat 150’s and under. Sullivan said, “Yeah, it was really great to see some many vintage sleds. Actually, that was our largest category.” She said, “The majority of our sleds were vintage. We had maybe a handful of modern sleds as you call them, but the majority of them were from the early 70s and early 80s.”

The show will not be the only one put together to fundraise for the fireworks on the Fourth of July, with a potentially bigger show coming in the spring. Sullivan said, “Yes, our goal is to actually definitely put on more events. In Harrisville, we did put on a New Year’s Eve event as well to raise some money, and we were able to raise about $350 for the Harrisville fireworks fund that day as well.” She said, “We’re also toying around with the idea of some type of spring show, maybe an ATV, four wheeler, side–by–side combo type show, but yeah, we’re just starting to get that in the works.”