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Snowmobiles and bathing suits

For the past 20 years, Howard Chapple and his friends have gotten together to ride snowmobiles while wearing their bathing suits, and it's all for a good cause.

Posted: Feb. 9, 2019 6:40 PM
Updated: Feb. 9, 2019 6:44 PM

ILION, NY – The recent warm temperatures may have had some people thinking about spring and breaking out the old bathing suit.

While it might be a little soon for the rest of us, it wasn’t too soon for Howard Chapple and his friends in Ilion on Saturday.

For the past 20 years, they’ve gotten together, thrown on bathing suits, and ridden snowmobiles around a field for 3 laps.

They’re not just doing this for fun, they’re doing it to raise money for H.A.L.O. and their cat rescue shelter based in Little Falls.

They might not have had as many participants this year because of the lack of snow, but that wasn’t stopping Howard and his fellow diehards.

“One year I did cancel, and I regretted it. The day I rescheduled for, there was no snow. I had more snow the day I canceled. So I said to myself, never again am I going to cancel.”

Despite the lack of snow, they were able to raise close to $200 for H.A.L.O.

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