As parents, most of us have experienced a child and the dentist office – not a very fun experience. Our featured sponsor has creatively changed that. Children’s Dental Theatre in St. Louis, has taken the dread out of the dentist visit for kids. Children enjoy a movie in one of two theaters, and continue the movie in the exam room! This approach to dental care for children has won rave reviews from both parents and kids. Children’s Dental Theatre provides preventive dental care, including:
- Cavity Prevention
- Dental Cleanings
- Dental Exams and X-rays
- Dental Sealants
- Tooth Brushing
- As well as other services
They have put some fun into a dentist visit for kids (and parents too!) It is so very important to make kids comfortable going to the dentist to set up for a lifetime of proper oral health.
Children’s Dental Theatre’s participation in the Adopt-A-Highway program has been the most effective marketing tool, reaching new and potential patients daily. The program has allowed us to contribute to our community in a meaningful way that resonates with our patient base.”
Jennifer Jones, Partner Children’s Dental Theatre | St. Louis, MO
We are proud to have Children’s Dental Theatre as an Adopt-A-Highway sponsor! Look for their sign on I-70 East at the Kingshighway Blvd. exit. and visit them at www.childrensdentaltheatre.com for more information or to make your appointment today!
Adopt-A-Highway: Volunteer & Sponsorship
The term and concept of Adopt-A-Highway is well-known throughout the United States. Lesser known, is the fact that most states offer two very different Adopt-A-highway programs.
Volunteer Adopt-A-Highway Program
The first is a Volunteer Adopt-A-Highway program, in which organizations or individuals sign up to clean a certain segment of roadway. Most often twice a year clean up is suggested for Volunteer programs. These programs have been very successful and are of great value to any community. However, there are some limitations due to traffic safety and an increased danger in the litter being thrown to side of the roads – needles, meth pots and broken bottles.
On highly traveled highways, it is unsafe for volunteers to be out collecting litter. It is also extremely expensive for state DOTs to keep the highways litter-free. In comes the Sponsor-A-Highway program. It is a simple concept, with great marketing power. Here is how it works:
- A business, organization or individual pays a fee to sponsor a 1- or 2-mile segment of a highway or Interstate.
- They get a prominent sign, featuring their name and logo on that segment.
- Our trained crews come in a clean the sponsored location anywhere from every 2-weeks to 6 times a year, depending amount of litter, location and DOT requirements
Both Adopt-A-Highway and Sponsor-A-Highway programs improve the community in which they are based and help divert funds that would be used on litter removal to greater safety issues. We hope that everybody gets involved and contributes in one way or another. To find a program in your area: go to www.adoptahighway.net or your state DOT website.
At Adopt-A-Highway Litter Removal Service of America, we wish you the happiest or Easter! Enjoy your treats, our Peeps!
In 1953, it took 27 hours to make a single Peep Marshmallow. Today, at the Peeps factory in Bethlehem, PA, it takes just 6 minutes per Peep. In fact, more than 5.5 million chicks are hatched per day. Yellow chicks are the ORIGINAL. Yellow Peeps (chicks and bunnies) are the most popular, followed by pink, lavender, blue, then white.
For the past 20 years, no other non-chocolate Easter candy has been able to compete with Peeps. During Easter, Peeps even outsell jelly beans.
Americans will eat more than 600 million Marshmallow Peeps and Bunnies this Easter. Some popular ways to eat Peeps: stale, microwaved, frozen, roasted, in s’mores or served as toppings on pizza.
Enjoy your Peeps any way you like this Easter – April 5th.
ROUGE FINE CATERING, one of the premier caterers in Maryland, has been a Sponsor for over 2 years and has 20+ signs. Offering quality food and excellent service, Rouge is proud to not Sponsor-A-Highway, but to also support local farmers and co-ops. Rouge has built a solid reputation based on its delicious food but also for its sustainability and “green” efforts. We are thankful one of those “green“efforts is working with AAHLRSA!
Now, THIS is smart advertising! The Rouge Fine catering name is seen by hundreds of thousands of cars per days AND we are contributing to our community by participating to the cleaning of our local highways! Definitely a win-win situation.Green customers think we are COOL! Additionally, having developed the familiarity of our brand with the commuter, has facilitated the recognition of our name when potential customers do a web search for a caterer. The highway signs have broadened our clientele and have helped us to become one of the largest caterers in Maryland
– Jonathan Soudry, Chef/Owner ROUGE Fine catering www.rougecatering.com
FISCHER PLUMBING, with 28 sign sponsorships, provides a full variety of plumbing services to the Greater Seattle area. In business for over 30 years, Fischer has built a reputation of honest, quality service and a commitment to its local community. For drain cleaning and root clearing to complete repiping, there is no doubt Fischer Plumbing will be there for you. But,they are also there for local Little League teams, community events and charities. AALRSA is proud to be associated with Fischer Plumbing.
It shows a desire on the part of our organization to help the community and be a good citizen at the same time we build exposure for our business. Finally, it is scalable to the sponsoring organization-from the purchase of one sign to several;congruent with your resources and commitment. The personnel at MHLRSA are pleasant easy to work with and helpful in tailoring the program to our particular profile. We wholeheartedly recommend the program to others who have a similar operating philosophy:” -DarylMiller, MBA/CPA, owner Fischer Plumbing Companies WA www.fischerplumbing.com
It is February – the month of LOVE. So, we thought it was appropriate to say “We Love Our Sponsors”!
We thank them and suggest that you support them whenever, wherever possible!
Blown tires, hubcaps, mattresses, landscaping tools and scraps, and large pieces of furniture are seen on the roads every day. A poorly secured load can go airborne if the vehicle carrying it reaches a high speed. Not only can debris damage your car, it can also cause a collision as vehicles swerve to avoid it. AAA suggests the following to help avoid colliding with roadway debris:
Slow down – it gives you more time to react should debris be in your lane
Watch all lanes – if you need to swerve, know which lane is safest for a quick lane change
Don’t tailgate – if the person in front of you veers to avoid items, you need time to react
Report hazardous situations immediately
The daily chore of clearing debris, litter and other hazards from highways is costing a lot of money. And that cost is on the rise. In fact, more than $11.5 billion is spent annually for litter and debris removal annually on U.S. highways. These high cost limits a state’s ability to provide improvement and repairs to our roadways. One way to offset these costs is to support the Sponsor-A-Highway program in your state. Contact us for more information.
Tom Wood Automotive has been a fixture in Indianapolis since 1967, starting out as Hedges Pontiac. Tom Wood grew from a single dealership into one of the largest family-owned auto groups in the Midwest, including Lexus, Toyota, Scion, Nissan, Volkswagen, Subaru, Jaguar, Land Rover, Volvo, Porsche, Audi, Ford, and Honda franchises in Central Indiana.
Following in his father’s footsteps as President of Tom Wood Automotive, Jeff Wood has expanded the group to include a state of the art Collision Center, a busy car rental business, an airport, and dealership-based Allstate Insurance branches. We firmly believe in honoring Mr. Wood’s legacy by giving back to our community in a variety of ways, and we’re very proud to be able to add ‘Adopt-A-Highway Sponsor’ to our Tom Wood Cares resume.
Tom Wood is one of the area’s largest automotive dealers and we put a lot of cars on the road every year, so doing our part to keep our local streets and highways looking great seemed like a natural fit!
Jeff Wood, President
We often use this blog to thank our New Sponsors, today we would like to take some time to thank those that have helped us prosper and grow over the last 25 years. Thank You for your continued commitment to the Adopt-A-Highway program!