February has been a very productive month for the foundation. We hosted a booth at the Pond Hockey Classic and the Great Meredith Rotary Fishing Derby. We also purchased the hovercraft and held a dedication ceremony with the Moultonborugh Fire and Rescue team.
The Air Rider AR-45 SAR hovercraft was purchased from Gordon Bay Marine in Seguin, Ontario. The manufacturing time was about 8 weeks. Gordon Bay was great to work with, they answered all of our questions and made the process easy. I had the chance to learn a lot about hovercrafts and shipping things internationally.
A small crew from Moultonborough Fire and Rescue drove to Gordon Bay Marine for hovercraft training. They spent a day learning about the vehicle, the mechanics, and driving it. The team is committed to becoming experts and they have already mastered so much in such a short time.
February 9, 2019, a group of family, friends gathered at the Moultonborough Public Safety Building for a dedication ceremony. The hovercraft shined with the morning light, hitting it’s bright red color. Everyone had a chance to go inside of the hovercraft and experience this powerful machine. A few speeches were shared and the hovercraft was officially handed over to the town of Moultonborough, dedicated in memory of Dave Crosier and Mark O’Connell.
Moulotnborough Fire and Rescue has been taking the hovercraft out to other towns on the lake for training. They are also attending other public events to educate the public. They have been an incredible partner to us throughout this process and we are so grateful for this partnership.