The challenge is to either make a monetary donation to help fight ALS within 24 hours, or be doused. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, ALS, is also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
Before the drenching began, each of the men named someone they would like to see complete the challenge.
David Easley, with Wells Watson Excavating, carried out the deed with an excavator filled with ice water.
“Shawn’s Lake Service would like to challenge everyone at Groves Mechanical and Dale’s Boat Shop,” said Shawn Humphries.
“I want to challenge Lynn Bennett, Mike Moses and Karen Hutson,” added Guffey.
Adam Moore said he wanted to challenge his dad, Ronnie Moore, Lisa Turtleman and his sister, Nina Hasbro.
Kyle Humphries challenged Wayne Vaughn, Jason Carlyle and his wife, Juanita Humphries.
After the soaking, David Easley was challenged by all four men. Being a good sport, he even went and got his own ice.
As Shawn Humphries filled a 5-gallon bucket of water, Easley poured in a 20-pound bag of ice.
Easley tried to brace himself for the icy deluge, as Humphries dumped the bucket of icy water on his head, but when it hit, he let out a “whooo!,” as he tried to shake it off.
Then he extended his challenge to Doug Hutson, Ronnie Ranft and Eric Easley.
The Ice Bucket Challenge has become a phenomenon that is sweeping the nation.
The ALS website shows that the association’s 38 chapters have welcomed more than 70,000 new donors to the cause since July 29.
“As of Wednesday, Aug. 27, the ALS Association has received $94.3 million in donations,” the site notes. “These donations have come from existing donors and 2.1 million new donors.”
The association’s mission is to find a cure for ALS while funding the highest quality of care for people living with the disease.
For more information or to make a contribution, contact www.alsa.org.