For the fourth year, area residents will have an opportunity to jump into the Tred Avon River, on Sunday 10 February, to raise funds and awareness for Camp Sunshine – a cost free retreat on Sebago Lake in Maine for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.
This is a nonprofit, top-rated camp, and it allows Oxford to sponsor a winter event to support families in need. Dippers run head on into freezing water, or for the less inclined, put their toes in the water as ‘Chicken Dippers’ all to help children have a chance at a rest and recovery camp, especially designed to meet their needs.
Participants pledge to raise $100.00 to be a Dipper. Each year Oxford’s event has raised over $15,000.00 for Camp Sunshine, and hopes to meet that goal again this year. Miss Maryland, Mariela Pepin, will be invited and we also expect return participation from local representatives and dignitaries
It will be a great day to be in Oxford. Stop by the Oxford monthly Firehouse Breakfast from 8-11 a.m., and then it’s a short stroll to the TAYC to make the dip. Come out and join the fun!