Staff and vehicles that respond to Wiscasset’s emergencies responded to a cause Saturday at Circle K on Route 1: Special Olympics Maine. About two hours in, showers were turning to sprinkles and the lights of a parked Wiscasset police cruiser and a Wiscasset Ambulance Service ambulance were running as Police Chief Larry Hesseltine and James Read of Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office greeted people at the pumps.
At 43 Maine Circle K stores and Irving dealerships, law enforcement, Special Olympics Maine athletes, and volunteers were pumping gas, washing windshields and opening doors for tips to raise funds, Special Olympics Maine’s Lisa Bird said in an email announcement.
Hesseltine said the event is an important fundraiser for the cause he also helps as organizer of a law enforcement torch ride. The 10th annual motorcycle ride Sept. 28 ends with a barbecue at Wiscasset Community Center.
Lincoln County 911’s Bobbie Robinson said later, Saturday’s event at the store raised $607. Damariscotta Police Department also took part, Robinson said. “Everyone did a really good job.”