Celebrating the Journey

Cetebrate CETC’s incredible 50 year journey with an inspiring magical experience presented by nationally known motivational speaker, author and master magician, Brad Barton, CSP. Banquet and Silent Auction will be held at the Riverwoods Conference Center on Saturday, June 25, 2011 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at CETC, 275 W 400 S, Logan UT 84321 or by calling 435-752-7952. A Banquet Registration Form can be found on the Website under the “Newsletter” tab.

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Bike with Brent

Join us for our “Bike with Brent” fundraiser, Friday, June 17, 2011. Registration begins at 9:00 am. The Bike Ride begins at 10:30 am. Participants will receive an “I Biked with Brent” T-Shirt and may also purchase a bicycle horn. Preregister at CETC 275 W 400 S, Al’s Sporting Goods, 1617 North Main, or Joyride Bikes 65 South Main, Logan. Registration forms are available on the Website under the “Newsletter” tab. Money generated from this event will be used to provide services for people with disabilities.

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Transportation Grants

Transportation is a critical service for people with disabilities. Without transportation they may become isolated in their homes and unable to access services.

CETC has been successful in securing grants through the Utah Department of Transportation to purchase vehicles and equipment. Wheelchair accessible paratransit vans have been purchased with these funds. These vans pick up passengers all over Cache Valley and in the Brigham and Tremonton areas and take them to work, to Center-based services and to participate in the community.

A recent JARC/New Freedom Grant through UDOT is helping us provide Ride-a-Longs Assistants on several routes. We will also be purchasing GPS equipment and driver reporting software to continually improve our transportation services.

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CETC Completes Facility Improvements with Community Development Block Grants

Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) awarded by the Bear River Association of Governments (BRAG) and Logan City made it possible for CETC to make facility improvements that will benefit the services we provide for people with disabilities.

We were able to replace a crumbling production floor with new concrete. This will improve safety for our consumers and the staff. It also makes clean up easier at the end of the day. The exterior on the building was covered with old masonite siding. To upgrade the building, we were able to stucco the storefront area and put new siding, fascia and soffits on the northeast section of the building.

Outside storage has always been lacking at CETC. With the installation of a 40 x 60 shed we will be able to put forklifts, product, mowers, gasoline, etc. under cover and away from areas where training is being provided.

These improvements could not have been made without the support of our community and its leaders. The results are fabulous and will help us continue to be a valuable community resource for people with disabilities.

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