I know we are well into the New Year, but the tow business has been busy! Not much time for updates lately! (Which is a good thing keep the business coming!) I would like to take a moment and thank all of our customers from 2017! We made a short video of some jobs from 2017. (Click on the link below to watch) If you haven't already please take a moment and Like our Facebook page.
Have you ever been on a long boring road trip? I was reflecting back on summer vacations and thought I would share a family game we created to help alleviate some of the "I'm bored" comments from the back seat.
As a child, we didn't have electronics to keep us occupied on a long trip. We played "I spy" games and the "ABC" game. (Without going into much detail we used to find the letters of the alphabet in billboard signs ... The first one through the alphabet would win!
I loved these games and introduced them to my kids as they have gotten old enough to play. But being in the tow truck business inspired me to invent a new game for our family to play. I hope other towing and non-towing families alike will enjoy this game!!
Our game is.... find the most tow trucks!
Pretty simple huh?
(This is an evolving game and we have added to this list as we have played!!!)
All right here are the rules....
We find this game pretty entertaining. We are a pretty competitive family.
(I will have to admit the adults probably find this game more fun than the kids)
We took a trip to Florida this year. On our way back we had to clear the board because nobody could agree on the score! After the trip to Florida, we had to say we would write down the score, so no one would cheat!
Do you have a game your family plays on long road trips? Please share, I'm sure we would love any new ideas
Our last score board!
We had the privilege of providing the vehicles for the 2017 Paris High Mock Wreck. There is something special about going back to your Alma mater! I really enjoyed watching this presentation from the other side this time! I remember watching it as a junior at Paris High, but watching as an adult, pulled at my heart strings. (I guess it has something to do with having kids)
For those that may not be familiar with a mock wreck, I will explain. The presentation is done the week of Prom. The scenario has been the same since I went to school there! A two vehicle wreck is staged and students play the role of a drunk driver, his prom date, friends, and the driver of the other vehicle. The scene starts just after impact. Students witness the drunk driver being taken into custody, the driver of the other vehicle being taken by helicopter to the hospital, and the prom date being loaded into the funeral home van. The prom date's mom shows up on the scene of the accident to check on her daughter and that is always hard to watch, and hear!! The scenario is designed to deter students from drinking and driving. Police, Fire, and EMS all play their role as first res-ponders.
We look forward to this every year. We think it is very important for the students to understand that their actions and decisions can impact others for a life time.
Kids Safe Saturday was held Saturday May 7th at the Love Civic Center. We love being apart of this event every year! Lots of great food and fun. The kids get "think child safety" t-shirts. Lots of local businesses come together to help promote safety for our kids. Our kids personally like to look at all the trucks! The fireman bring the big fire trucks, EMS have the ambulances there for the kids to walk through. The emergency helicopter also makes an appearance every year! They love to see inside all of these emergency response vehicles. Our kids are used to seeing the tow trucks, but they are always there on display for those tow truck loving kiddos out there!
We decided to have the kids participate in a coloring contest. What fun! It was nice to see all the kids participate. (A few pages are on our Facebook page.) We have also given away a bike every year for the past few years.
The fireman also use this time to train. We donate cars for them to cut up using the jaws of life. (This is my favorite part of the event) Kids get a glimpse at what happens at a serious car accident. It also gives the operators the opportunity to practice. Don't get me wrong, I understand that there is nothing like learning on the job; but if I'm trapped inside a vehicle, I want them to know what they are doing and get me out fast!!! Its a Win win for everyone.
This is an annual event we look forward to. Early May is always busy, but you should make time next year to attend this fun filled event!