Men and women in blue take ice bucket challenge

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City officials and members of the Pleasantville Police and Fire departments joined their family members and friends in taking the ice bucket challenge to raise money for ALS research. /R.J. Liberatore Jr. City officials and members of the Pleasantville Police and Fire departments joined their family members and friends in taking the ice bucket challenge to raise money for ALS research. /R.J. Liberatore Jr. The men and women of the Pleasantville Police and Fire departments joined city officials and their families in taking the ALS ice bucket challenge Friday, Aug. 22. The challege is part of a campaign to raise money to find a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease.

The department accepted the challenge of John Douris, owner of Johnny D’s, who provided some of the ice.

“It hits you all of a sudden,” said Mayor Jesse Tweedle Sr., who kept a dry change of clothes across the street at City Hall. “But it’s definitely worth it.”

Pleasantville Police Chief José Ruiz, Johnny D’s owner John Douris and Pleasantville Police Department Capt. Rocky Melendez share a smile before the department accepted Douris’ challenge to take the Ice Bucket Challenge on Friday, Aug. 22./R.J. Liberatore Jr. Pleasantville Police Chief José Ruiz, Johnny D’s owner John Douris and Pleasantville Police Department Capt. Rocky Melendez share a smile before the department accepted Douris’ challenge to take the Ice Bucket Challenge on Friday, Aug. 22./R.J. Liberatore Jr.


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