Newsletter-January 2024

Submitted by Christie B.

Happy New Year!

Snowmobile Trails Opened on Dec 1st. Let it snow!


There was a good group of youth at the field day for the driving test. Lack of snow required wheels to be added to the skis. Visit the website for pictures.

Volunteers needed – Medford Access Trail

Shout out to Trail Administrator, Tony Balata who has been busy with all trail duties. Needed ASAP are volunteers to help talking to landowners and new signposting in the trail area.

connecting the south side of Faribault to Medford.

Contact Tony @507-838-0256. Any help will be greatly appreciated!!

Winterfest 2023

Mild weather and crowd attendance made it a successful year for tent sales during and after the parade. The club had a good fund raiser from the hot dog, cookie, and beverage sales. Thank you to everyone who volunteered time working the tent, donated cookies or supported the club by stopping by. We had the tractor and float with the Groomer Fund Raiser Display Board in the parade. The Groomer Sign Fundraiser was successful. Thank you to those who volunteered time decorating the float and driving it in the parade. The 50/50 raffle was successful. Thanks to Bree DeGrood for donating her winnings back the club!

THANKS to the DONORS and Everyone that helped with this fundraiser!!

MnUSA Calendars

We reached our goal and sold all 120 MnUSA Calendars. By reaching the goal, the club received $5 for each calendar sold. There are 365 prizes that range from $2500 to 20 for $250 or more and $50 on each remaining Saturday & Sunday, $25 on each remaining day Monday to Friday. Good luck to all who purchased a calendar.

Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

Moose Lodge January 12

The Volunteer Appreciation Dinner will be at the Moose Lodge, Friday, Jan 12, 2024. Happy hour starts at 5pm with dinner served at 6pm. You will be ordering from their Basket Menu. Spouses are welcome. Come for a drink and dinner as a thank you for volunteering for the club.

Text your RSVP to Emily Velishek – 507-412-1631

New Tractor for Grooming

Members were on the lookout for a second tractor for trail grooming. A 2012 John Deere 6330 with wheels and only 1900 hours was purchased. A low-profile snow blade was also purchased. The additional tractor will save grooming time so trails can be ready and in good condition.

Former Club Member

Former club member Kert Peterson passed away on December 22 following a courageous battle with cancer. Kert played a big part in the East Trail (Earl Graham’s) for many years. Our thoughts go out to Kert’s wife Judy and their family.

Club Trip 2024

The Board needs to know if there is any interest in a Club Trip. If you are interested in a trip and have a place in mind, please contact Randy Feyereisn at We need some interest before we schedule a trip. Call or Text 507-330-2013

Club Meeting, January 9, 2024

The next Club meeting will be held at the Club House, (839 30th St NW) at 6:30 p.m. All Members and Prospective Members are welcome to attend.

Club Member Dues

A reminder that effective Oct 13, 2023, the Faribo Sno-Go Dues increased to $45 Per Year. Please mail your dues to: Faribo Sno-Go Club, PO Box 153, Faribault, MN 55021 if you have not already. You also can go to our website and join or renew your membership.

Volunteers Needed to help with Club Functions

We can always use help with the club picnic, annual meetings, sign repair, trail signage, maintenance of equipment and fund raising. We also need members willing to step up and be Club Officers and/or Board Members. Your help with any club function is greatly appreciated and helps us have award winning trails!!

Keep up to date on events and meeting times by following us at:

Facebook: Faribo Sno-Go Club

2023-2024 Executive Board and Board Members


President – Randy Feyereisn     Vice President – Larry Shepherd

Secretary – Emily Velishek    Treasurer – Shane DeGrood

Publicity – Christie Bluhm      Membership – Travis Beaupre

Past President – Earl Graham     Trail Administrator – Tony Balata

Board of Directors:

Randy Velishek           Jerry Velishek

Rick Bartness           Mark Gillen

Nathan Shaw                Kurt Kluzak

Mike DeGrood            Joe Schrot

Please Support our Groomer Display Business Donors!!

Channel Inn                 The Lodge on Lake Mazaska

Harry Browns Automotive Center                       Apple Creek Orchard

Met-Con                                                 Faribo Insurance – Dean Quinnell

Steele County Trail Association            Kenyon Snowdrifters

Tri Lakes Sportsmen’s Club                            Velishek Auto Sales

Bauer’s Southside Liquors                                    Toy Box Saloon Kilkenny

R.C. Bliss Faribault                                    Design Specialties

Community CO-OP Oil Assn                          Grandma’s Lakeside Resort

LaCanne’s Marine                                          Knish Kustomz Automotive Upholstery

Sette Sports Center                                  Reliance Bank

Southern Shores Dock & Lift                             Sakatah Trail Sno-Cruisers

State Bank of Faribault                             Sammon Trucking

Shepherd’s Automotive (Justin & Jenny)                         Tom’s Pro Glass