OAKLAND-Polar Plunge to fight food Insecurities

Polar Plunge to fight food insecurities

OAKLAND – On March 16, the American Legion Riders of Decker-Simmons Post 51 Oakland, along with other groups from the area, gathered at the boat launch in Oakland for the Polar Plunge to raise money and help fight food insecurity while raising money for Alfond Youth and Community Center. They raised $1,986 for the plunge, with a grand total of $30,000.

Director Lynn Woodard stated, “Motorcyclists sometimes don’t get a good reputation. So, we’re here for the community, our group. We’re not like a motorcycle club, we’re just riders. We represent the American Legion. A lot of our activity is just for the veterans, but today it was for the children.”

“That’s what life’s all about, helping everybody else,” said Assistant Director Mark Spence.

Pictured are Director Lynn Woodard, Megan Bragdon, Road Captain Nick Leavitt, Dawn Brasil, Treasurer Brad Wing, Asst. Director Mark Spence.

Photos By Sharon Roode Secretary of the riders.