Egg-cellent Snowmobile Ride Raises Funds for Pine Tree Camp 

On a sunny winter day, people got out their snowmobiles for a ride, but this wasn’t a typical tour.In addition to snowsuits and helmets, riders had t-shirts stuffed with eggs for Q 106.5’s snowmobile egg ride.Local celebrities including TV 5’s own Wayne Harvey and Todd Simcox joined others on the journey carrying hundreds of eggs from Levant to Newport.Each egg represents a fifty dollar donation to the Pine Tree Camp in Rome, a summer camp for children and adults with special needs.”All of our programs are adapted regardless of their disability we find a way to get them in, we’ve got basketball courts that are adjusted,” said Harvey Chesley, Director of the Pine Tree Camp.Nine-year-old Nicholas Alesander says come summer, he likes to go out on the boat.”I got to go fishing in the boat and catch some fish,” he said.Since the snowmobile ride started back in 1978 it has raised more than three million dollars for the Pine Tree Camp.”The first time we did it, it was so funny that it just kept growing after that and now people look forward to it and save their pennies,” said retired radio personality Bob Duchesne who created the event.A side of egg and mother nature’s beaming sun were the perfect ingredients for Saturday’s ride.Todd, Wayne and the riders didn’t seem to mind being covered in egg yoke and agreed it was all worth it.”A little bit of egg here and there doesn’t matter,” said TV 5 Meteorologist Todd Simcox.