Youth ATV required course offered


ROXBURY — An all-terrain vehicle safety class for young people ages 10-18 will be held on Saturday, April 17, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Roxbury Town Office.

The class, required by the state for all young people to ride, is offered at no charge. Anyone who attends must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Mexico Police Department Chief James Theriault said the class has been popular with young people and has been offered nearly 10 times during the past few years.

Over the years, youth from throughout the area as well as from out-of-state have completed the course.

Members of the Roxbury ATV Club, Roland Patneaude, a leader of the Mexico Police Explorers, and Mexico police Sgt. Roy Hodsdon will lead the class. The Explorers will assist.

A free lunch will be provided to all participants at noon.

“The class has always been well-attended,” Theriault said.

Already, 31 young people have signed up for the course. Those interested may call Theriault at 357-1040, or Patneaude at 562-0949 for further information or to sign up.

The event will be held rain or shine.