Archive for 2013

Volunteers Needed – Now More Than Ever

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Volunteer Services-DriversNow that many of our Summer volunteers have retreated South we are in need of additional folks who would like to help their neighbors get to doctor’s offices and similar destinations.   The ability to pass simple background checks and a clean driving record is all that is required – in addition to a desire to help.  Since July 2013 (the last 5 months) volunteers have provided over 1350 one-way rides to our client base.  During the same time frame our volunteers drove over 44,000 miles taking their Island neighbors to appointments – that’s equivalent to over 14 trips from South Hero to San Francisco.  On one day in October we had 15 volunteers on the road.

Over the last few months we have experienced an influx of ride requests by our fellow islanders and now that winter is upon us the need for volunteers is even greater.  If you would like to help out drop by the C.I.D.E.R. Office (324 US Rt. 2, South Hero) and sign up.  A mileage reimbursement is available if desired.  If additional information is needed feel free to call us at 372-6425 and someone would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Volunteers are also needed to expand our cadre of Meals on Wheels delivery drivers.  C.I.D.E.R. volunteers deliver meals to South Hero and Grand Isle recipients.  We also have folks who take meals to North Hero meals on wheelswhere they are handed off to the C.I.D.E.R. delivery volunteers for Alburgh and Isle La Motte.  Usually our Meals on Wheels volunteers work only one day a week.  If that interests you call us at 372-6425.

2013 C.I.D.E.R. Antique Show & Sale

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

antique_signThe 51st annual Islands Antique Show and Sale will occur on July 12th and 13th at the Folsom Educational Center, 75 South Street, South Hero.  On Friday the 12th the doors will open at 9:00 and you can shop till 5:00.  On Saturday you can sleep in a little later as the show opens at 10:00 and closes down at 4:00.

Rene Vallee from the Den of Antiquity in Grand Isle will be doing appraisals for $5.00 per item on Saturday from 10:00 to Noon.

There are more than 20 vendors coming who will feature a wide variety of items.  There will be something for everyone including sandwiches, desserts and beverages available from 11:00 to 2:00 both days.  Come out and support this worthwhile event with proceeds going to C.I.D.E.R.  For more information contact Robin at the office at 372-6425.



Elvis is Coming to South Hero

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Donny “Elvis” Romines is coming to South Hero for a show sponsored by C.I.D.E.R.  Donny, an Elvis Presley tribute singer, will entertain you at the Folsom Donny ElvisSchool on South Street on Saturday, June 1st, from 7:30 to 9:30.

Donny’s career began when he dressed up as Elvis for a Halloween party and won the contest for the best costume. He has been performing ever since at all types of parties for many different occasions, intimate parties, cruise ships, dinner shows, camp parties and even played in Las Vegas and other casinos around the country.

What started as a one night of fun has continued for 20 years and still going strong. His fans can only hope that he will continue to keep the memory alive and keep giving Elvis the respect and justice he deserves.

There will be a cash bar and snacks available. So, step back into the mid 50s & 60s, put your blue suede shoes on, comb your hair in a DA, get your head in a rock-a-billy zone and come on out to rock the night away. The doors open at 7:00, and I do not mean that Jim Morrison and the Doors are the opening act for Donny – sorry… Miss this event and you will end up a Hound Dog in the Heartbreak Hotel.


Volunteers Needed

Monday, February 18th, 2013

volunteer driver 1We are again (or is it still) in need of volunteers willing to provide rides for seniors and persons with disabilities to medical appointments and therapy.  A non-taxable mileage reimbursement of 56.5 cents per mile is available upon request.  A reliable auto, clean driving record, and the ability to pass some simple background checks is required.  Drive as often or as seldom as you wish.  It’s always ok to say “no” but we promise that we’ll call again!  Most trips are scheduled at least 48 hours in advance, and we don’t go in bad weather.  This is a great way to serve your community, meet some really nice folks, and earn a little pocket money!  We especially need volunteers in Isle La Motte and Alburgh, as the need for rides by eligible residents in those communities is growing faster than our pool of available drivers.   Please stop by the C.I.D.E.R. office at 324 US RT 2 South Hero, or call for 372-6425 for info.