2011 Dick Page Chicken BBQ


The annual Dick Page snowmobile ride in was held on Sat. Feb. 12, 2011.  The local snowmobile club, Buckaroos of 302 sponsors the BBQ assisted by the Groton Volunteer Fire Department and each year this event is held at the Groton Town Garage.  The Dick Page Ride in was started in 1977.  Dick Page was a Groton boy that moved to Conn. for work but Dick always returned to Groton for his fun and everyone looked forward to his visits.  Dick bought a camp on the Heath Brook Road.  We all remember good times at the camp.  Dick loved hunting and snowmobiling.  When Dick passed away his friends got together and started the first Dick Page Memorial Ride-in that was held at his camp.  Since then the ride-in has grown considerable over the years.  This year it was an excellent day in terms of the quality of the snowmobile trails and weather.  There were 350 half chickens cooked by the Fire Dept and served by the Buckaroos in a period of two hours, no leftovers.  The Buckaroos of 302 Club use this BBQ as an opportunity to treat all the trail landowners to a chicken dinner as a token way of saying “Thank you”.   Pictures by Randy Ames.