Sep 112013

By Julie Wiessner
It’s that time of year when law enforcement come together to hold a variety of events to benefit Special Olympics. One of this year’s events, the fire truck pull, is slated from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, on the corner of First Street and Hicks Avenue in Winslow.
Registration will continue up to the day of the pull, but T-shirts were not guaranteed after Aug. 20. The cost to register a team is $200, for couples, $50, and for a single entrant, $30. All entrants, whether groups, couples or singles, get two pulls to get their best length of pull and/or time.
All of the proceeds of this event benefit the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics and are tax deductible.
According to Corporal Chuck Hodge of the Winslow Police Department, “The engineer of the 16-ton fully loaded fire truck places the truck in neutral and controls the braking to ensure the safety of participants.”
There will be first, second and third place trophies in each category, and a trophy for the team that raises the most money. For more information, go online to or call Hodge at (928) 587-0061.