Archive for December, 2009

C.I.D.E.R.’s New Vans

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

Christmas came early at C.I.D.E.R. this year. We took possession or our two new vans on Dec. 24.

Six of the seven C.I.D.E.R. vehicles

Six of the seven C.I.D.E.R. vehicles

They are twins that started out being built as Chrysler Grand Caravans.  The stripped chassis were then shipped to another company that dropped the floor, added the wheelchair ramp and all the necessary tie-down and safety equipment.  They were then shipped to CTAA in Burlington where we picked them up.  They have already been put into service as quite a bit of the transportation we do is for one wheelchair bound individuals accompanied by one or two “walk-on” passengers.

Ken Johnston and Dave Pillsbury brought them home and in doing so had the first chance to drive them.  Thanks Ken and Dave…

Dave Pillsbury (on left) and Ken Johnston

Dave Pillsbury (on left) and Ken Johnston

Books, Books, Books

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

We’re all through collecting books for our 2010 Apple Blossom Book and Bake Sale (Memorial Day Weekend).  You filled the Big Blue Bin on our office porch (324 US Rt 2 in South Hero) many times over the past months.  Thanks to all who contributed.  Now that you have room on your shelves drop by the sale on Memorial day to fill those empty spaces.  See you in May…

2009 book sale - 2010 will be as big, if not bigger...

2009 book sale - 2010 will be as big, if not bigger...