Maine Ice Fishing Group Installs Hut For Disabled Veterans
A group of ice fishermen in southern Maine called the Sebago Lake Anglers Association, have done one of the coolest acts of kindness that I've heard about in a long time. Down on Long Lake in Naples, the group has built and installed a handicap accessible ice shack out on the water so that disabled veterans can get out on the ice with their buddies and do some fishing, according to WGME - TV13.
David Garcia, a member of the group said the shack is totally wheelchair accessible, with an extra wide doorway to allow chairs to fit through so vets can get out there and enjoy the lake like anyone else. And for some of those folks, this is one of the only times they might get outside, especially during the winter.
Most of the veterans we deal with are shut ins. So it gives them an opportunity, instead of being shut in to a home or wherever they happen to be shut in, to get out and enjoy the outdoors and get with their buddies.
Veterans who are interested in making use of this amazing opportunity, just need to stop by Naples Bait and Tackle. They will get a special PIN code to enter the shack and fish away! Sounds like a great time to me!