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Fueling for Dreams fundraiser
Ray Doherty looks on as Special Olympian Greg Myles fuels his vehicle Saturday at the Circle K in Rumford. Behind Myles is Rumford Police Sgt. Doug Maifeld. Law enforcement officers pumped gas for customers at Irving/Circle K stores across Maine for Special Olympics Maine. (Times photo by Bruce Farrin)
RUMFORD -- On Saturday, law enforcement officers pumped gas for customers at Irving/Circle K stores across Maine for Special Olympics Maine.
The Fueling for Dreams fundraiser included officers with the Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run. In Rumford, Sgt Douglas Maifeld, a member of the Special Olympics Maine Torch Run Executive Board, worked for the four-hour stint with Brittany Gaudette and Tim Fitzgerald of the Police Explorers, along with Special Olympian Greg Myles.
Meanwhile, working Mexico were Mexico Police Lt. Roy Hodsdon, his wife, Renee, and two other Police Explorers.
Any tips the officers receive, plus five cents per gallon goes to Special Olympics Maine, Maifeld said. The stores also sold decals/clings for $1 each. All proceeds benefit Special Olympics Maine.
"This is one of the Law Enforcement Torch Run's biggest fundraisers," Maifeld said.
In the past, Maifeld said River Valley area officers have had to pump gas at the Bethel Irving store, but now there are Circle K stores in Rumford and Mexico.