“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller
Wreaths Across America
Pottle’s has been involved in hauling wreaths down to Arlington for many years now and we’re excited to show two of our very own veterans drive in the convoy to Arlington again this December. Pottle’s drivers Joe Smith and Gary Hunt will be traveling to Arlington with the WAA trailers we have, loaded with wreaths of course.
“Our mission, Remember, Honor, Teach, is carried out in part by coordinating wreath laying ceremonies on a specified Saturday in December at Arlington, as well as veterans cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and beyond. We also organize a week of events including international veteran’s tributes, ceremonies at State Houses and a week-long “Veteran’s Parade” between Maine and Virginia where we stop along the way to spread our message about the importance of remembering our fallen heroes, honoring those who serve, and teaching our children about the sacrifices made by veterans and their families to preserve our freedoms.”
Breakfast with Santa
We wanted to share this exciting news as soon as it came in from the North Pole…SANTA CAME TO POTTLE’S on Saturday, December 3rd!! Santa came down to our conference room at our Bangor terminal, read a story for the Pottle’s kiddos, handed out goodie bags, and each child had their picture taken with Santa for free! We had a light breakfast for all children, and of course, coffee for the parents! Thank you to all Pottle’s employees that came out to spend the morning with us and Santa!
“Fez”tival of Trees at the Anah Shrine Temple
Each year, Pottle’s Transportation participates in the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Anah Shrine Temple here in Bangor. Many companies and organizations purchase Christmas trees and presents to be placed and displayed in the Anah Temple. Thousands of visitors come to the Temple, purchase raffle tickets and vote for their favorite trees. At the end of the festival, a ticket is pulled from the collection bucket of each tree, and then given to the winner. This event attracts more and more people each year and is a major event in our community. It is a spectacular site to see hundreds of trees lit up, and families walking through enjoying the holiday cheer. We are very proud to be part of this annual event.
Furry Friends Food Bank at Pottle’s
Furry Friends Food Bank was a great success this year at Pottle’s. The charity is run by our local Eastern Area Agency on Aging, a non-profit organization who support the elderly in our community. The Furry Friends Food Bank was put in place to support the elders who own pets and perhaps don’t have the income to take care of them the way they wish to. Each year, Pottle’s Transportation asks our employees to get involved and make a small donation to put under the tree and help supply pet food throughout the winter for these individuals and their pets. We at Pottle’s believe pets are a part of the family, as we have a pet policy that allows pets to ride along with our drivers. You may even see a cute Labrador Retriever roaming around dispatch every once in a while.
Donating a storage trailer to the House in the Woods for Veterans
Chelsea Pottle Demmons with the House in the Woods representative accepting the trailer.
House in the Woods is a military and family retreat located in Lee, Maine. We are honored to help with an organization like this one that helps veterans find comfort again. We have many military veterans driving here at Pottle’s and are honored to be able to set them apart by their truck decals and their jacket patches. Our office staff is also distinguished by their nameplates stating what branch of the military they served. Veterans will continue to have continuous support from Pottle’s. houseinthewoods.org/
Wearing Red at Pottle’s for the American Heart Association
Giving a Helping Hand to Flint, Michigan
Read this article and watch the news story below to see how Pottle’s is helping Flint, Michigan, get clean drinking water!