Had a long day... Went to the Town Tavern WON a Hammerhead Pro Sled!

Real Estate Agent with Rossi & Riina Real Estate VT# 082-0007326

Sounds weird however after 9 hours with out of state buyer clients showing condos for a second home in Burlington, Vermont I was ready for dinner. When I got home I asked my wife if she would like to go to the Tavern for dinner. Well SURE! 

We went down the road to the "Town Tavern" ,  a nice local place owned by a REALTOR® friend who recently opened in Shelburne, Vermont.

We had just ordered and I could hear the waitress telling the couple next to us that they were going to be announcing the winner of the Hammerhead Pro sled. The entry was by guessing the qty of wine corks in a jar. I said is there time for me to guess? She said sure!

Now I am not a math wizard however I am good at guessing so I looked at the jar and told the guy 108 corks. Eight minutes later they announced the winners.

Yes, there was a tie with two of us with the correct answer (folks had been putting in guesses since March 8th) so it went to a blind draw from a hat. The girl looks at the slip and says Dan.. Dane.. Dana. 

Steve Luhr and Dana Basiliere with Hammerhead Sled

Next the owner/President of the company (who donated the sled to the Tavern) comes over to sign it and pose for a photo. I fixed the photo up so they could use it for PR (of course we know about PR don't we)

The Hammerhead Sled was thought up, designed and manufactured right here in Vermont by a Vermonter. It is doing very well and sales are brisk.

I am proud to have it and will use it here during our long winters of which we are still having despite it being the third day of spring. (Heck the maple sap isn't really running yet and that is late) (worry, worry) 

So thanks to the Town Tavern (Pat Hicks) for having good food, good atmosphere, good people and fun things plus thanks to Steve Luhr for donating the sled and being a cool guy to boot. A fun time was had by all!

Cheers, DanaB

If you want a real estate professional in Northwestern Vermont who is dedicated to his clients call Dana Basiliere (that's me) of Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman Realty (802) 238-3939




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Comments (9)

Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

OK - I want to see a picture of it in action. Congratulations!

Mar 22, 2014 01:28 PM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Having a local place to unwind is great.  Winning a pro-slied is awesome.  Living in Vermont you'll get good use of that.

Mar 22, 2014 01:54 PM
Dana Basiliere
Rossi & Riina Real Estate - Williston, VT
Making deals "Happen"

Marte & Chris Ann,

The young man I mention has just let me know there is enough snow pack on the Mt Philo Road to make some runs this coming Friday. I will post something if that happens.

Mar 23, 2014 01:01 AM
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

Dana,  What a great day this turned out to be.  I love it!  Reblogged and suggested.

Mar 23, 2014 03:15 AM
Dana Basiliere
Rossi & Riina Real Estate - Williston, VT
Making deals "Happen"


Thank you.  

Mar 23, 2014 03:17 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Good job Dana. You really do have a knack for guessing. 

Mar 26, 2014 12:47 AM
Dana Basiliere
Rossi & Riina Real Estate - Williston, VT
Making deals "Happen"


Thank you. It always got me in trouble with math teachers. 

Mar 26, 2014 12:12 PM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Dana, loved this story! Thank you for your localism post! You have been *FEATURED* in today'sTuesday Travelogue.          


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Oct 06, 2015 01:35 AM
Dana Basiliere
Rossi & Riina Real Estate - Williston, VT
Making deals "Happen"

Thank you Gayle!

Oct 06, 2015 12:03 PM