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Chaseburg Trail Days marks 50 years

Chaseburg Trail Days marks 50 years

Fine 4-H'er's

Members of the Enterprise Eagles 4-H Club make their way through Chaseburg for the Trails Days parade in 2019. The parade was part of the 49th annual Chaseburg Community Snowtrailers' Trail Days weekend.

The 50th annual Chaseburg Trail Days, sponsored by the Chaseburg Snowtrailers, will be held Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 18 and 19.

The fun starts Saturday with a poker run. Card turn-in starts at 4 p.m. at the Chaseburg Village Hall. Participants in the poker run must be at the Village Hall by 6:30 p.m. to qualify for payout.

Jacked Up will provide live music at the Village Hall from 7 p.m. to midnight. Admission for the dance is $5 at the door and free for those 15 and younger.

Sunday’s activities include PK’s Best Ever Chicken served at the Village Hall beginning at 11 a.m., followed by the parade at 1:30 p.m. Prize drawings will be held at 4 p.m. and include the announcement of the parade winners, the RUPP raffle, the Trail Days raffle and door prizes. Raffle tickets will be available until the drawing at 4 p.m. NFL games will be broadcast all day.

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A brief historyEric Ostrem, the snowmobile club’s trail boss, said Trail Days was established in 1971. The club was formed in 1970.

Ostrem said there has always been a Trail Days parade, no matter how cold the day. “The parade was an idea to see if people would come to a winter parade, and they do.”

Ostrem said his father was a member of the club, and his son, Mason, is the president. “Many other families have been involved from the beginning.” He said the key to making things work is volunteers.

Mason Ostrem has been working on making a video using photos taken over the past 50 years. Eric said Mason has been working on the video for three months. “We’ve learned a lot. It’s pretty neat.” The video will be shown on Sunday.

According to the Chaseburg Snowtrailers website, the club offers more than 60 miles of trails. The trails lead riders to Chaseburg, Stoddard, Genoa and Romance. The trails also connect with the Coon Valley/Westby and Viroqua trail systems, along with La Crosse County.

Snowtrailers float

It's only natural that the Chaseburg Snowtrailers float would feature snowmobiles at the Trail Days parade in 2015.

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Angie Cina is editor of the Vernon County Broadcaster. Contact her at 608-637-5616.

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