Thunder Road SpeedBowl
RAIN FAILS TO DAMPEN SPIRIT AT 2ND ANNUAL WHEELS FOR WARMTH
SEVERAL HIGHWAY INFORMATION SIGNS DIRECTED FOLKS DROPPING OFF TIRES AS WELL AS BUYERS TO DUBOIS CONSTRUCTIN FOR THE 2ND ANNUAL WHEELS FOR WARMTH TIRE DROP & SWAP. VT GOVERNOR JAMES DOUGLAS ALSO DROPPED OFF TIRES ON SATURDAY MORNING A DMV OFFICER (RIGHT) INSPECTS TIRES IN THIS PICK UP LOAD TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY MEET MINUMUM SAFETY REQUIREMENTS. SEVERAL OFFICERS WERE ON HAND DURING SATURDAY'S DROP AND SELL AS WELL AS THE THURSDAY AND FRIDAY DROP OFFS HELD EACH DAY FROM 4:00 UNTIL 8:00 PM.
MANY INDIVIDUALS, GROUPS AND COMPANIES TOOK ADVANTAGE OF THE TIRE DROP AND SWAP TO GET RID OF NON-FUNCTIONAL TIRES AND TO BENEFIT CENTRAL VERMONTERS IN NEED. THE CENTRAL VT COMMUNITY ACTION COUNCIL (CVCAC) REPORTS THAT 265 FAMILIES BENEFITTED FROM THE NEARLY $10,000 THAT WAS RAISED IN THE EVENT'S INAUGURAL YEAR - 2005. WDEV RADIO PERSONALITIES (LEFT TO RIGHT) ERIC MICHAELS, BUSTER THE WONDER DOG AND HIS FAITHFUL COMPANION, KEN SQUIER, WERE ON HAND FOR A LIVE BROADCAST DURING PART OF THE WHEELS FOR WARMTH DROP & SWAP. BUSTER, THE EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF "MUSIC TO GO TO THE DUMP BY" GAVE OUT MANY PAWTOGRAPHS TO YOUNGSTERS WHILE HE WAS THERE

WHERE ELSE BUT THUNDER ROAD


HIGH ATOP QUARRY
HILL IS WHERE THIS
BEAUTIFUL SUNSET
WAS SPOTTED.

CENTRAL VERMONTERS BENEFIT FROM WHEELS FOR WARMTH
TIRE DROP OFF STARTS TODAY

Many central Vermont residents benefited from last year’s inaugural “Wheels for Warmth” fundraiser conceived and implemented by Washington County (VT) State Senator, Phil Scott. The nearly $10,000 raised was earmarked for home heating help.

According to Jennifer S. of Barre Town, “We didn’t qualify for the federal fuel program because we were over income by $13 per month, but we had no way to pay for home heating oil. Luckily, CVCAC (Central Vermont Community Action Council) told us that fundraising events like Wheels for Warmth made it possible for families like me to get help keeping our house warm. We don’t know what we would have done otherwise.”

Expanded funding for home heating help this winter remains the aim as the final details are being ironed out for this Saturday’s (Oct 28) second annual “Wheels for Warmth” campaign. The event will again take place at Montpelier’s Dubois Construction, from 7 am until 3 pm.