Public safety personnel compete for good cause
Rockland — Local public safety personnel and law enforcement officers competed for the title of fastest doughnut eater Sept. 13 at Tim Hortons in Rockland. The event benefits Special Olympics of Maine.
Peter Plummer of the U.S. Coast Guard clinched his second win in the 4th annual contest, finishing six doughnuts in 1 minute and 46 seconds.
In the local Special Olympics portion of the contest, Peter Paradis was triumphant, besting Tamya Carter and Josiah Rhodes.
Waldoboro Police Chief Labombarde said this was the first year he has competed because "he doesn't like to exploit the stereotype of policemen eating doughnuts."
Event organizer Troy Peasley said the contest raised $550 and added that donations by the Rockland Emblem Club and Maritime Energy were greatly appreciated. Rock Coast Sports also created T-shirts for the event at cost.
Courier Publications reporter Juliette Laaka can be reached at 594-4401 ext. 118 or via email at JLaaka@courierpublicationsllc.com.