The Little Blue Truck at The Story Garden

Welcome our Little Blue Truck to the Story Garden!

Work on the Little Blue Truck, a 1949 Chevy, was completed by the Broome-Tioga BOCES morning and after-noon students of Rob Winterstein’s General Automotive Services classes and students of Chad Zajdel’s Auto Body Repairs classes. All students were high school students in grades 11 and 12 from schools around Broome and Tioga Counties.

Broome-Tioga BOCES Horticultural students from the Preparation for Adult Learning Success (PALS) Program researched appropriate plants and, once the truck was in place, planted and beautified the area adjacent to its garden locale. The corresponding book for the refurbished truck is “Little Blue Truck,” by Alice Shertle.

A ribbon cutting was held on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Students were on hand to cut the ribbon and answer questions and celebrate with a pizza lunch. Special guests included Allen Buyck, District Superintendent, Chief Financial Officer; James Mullins, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction; Tom McNair- Director for Center of Career and technical Excellence; Matt Sheehan, Principal- Center for Career & Technical Excellence and Steven Moschak, Assistant Principal- Center for Career & Technical Excellence.

Special thanks goes out to Gary’s U-Pull It for delivering the truck and to Nancy & Jim Hargrave for their vision, and Wayne Martin, Mike Testani, Nick Mineno, and artist Nancy Ryan for their work in prepping the garden for the special delivery!

Come visit our Little Blue Truck!


The Discovery Center of the Southern Tier


Monday – Friday: 10AM – 3PM
Saturday: 10AM – 5PM
Sunday: 12PM – 5PM
1st & 3rd Fridays: 4PM – 7PM

The Story Garden is open everyday from dawn to dusk.


60 Morgan Road
Binghamton, NY 13903

Phone: 607-773-8661
Fax: 607-773-8019

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