Driftskippers Take Special Needs Kids for ATV Rides

Baihly Warfield
Updated: December 13, 2018 07:16 PM

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. - More than 80 special needs kids took a sleigh ride behind an ATV Thursday. 

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It's the 48th year the Itasca Driftskippers, a snowmobile club, has thrown a party for the kids. 

"I took the day off one time to come to it. And I haven't missed one since," Ken Stangland said. 

Stangland is one of the founding members of the club, which is turning 50 in 2019. 

"I enjoy the smiles on the kids' faces and stuff. They have a good time," he said.

They also had Santa there to give a present to each child. 

"I get hugs and high-fives and knuckles and everything from the kids," Santa said. 

And the kids' smiles were huge as they rode in ATV's or behind them on sleighs. Kids from Remer, Grand Rapids, Deer River and Nashwauk all came. 


Baihly Warfield

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