February 17, 2020
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Local boy raises money for Bangor Humane Society

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BREWER, Maine — 11-year-old Matthew Gross is hitting the road once more for the animals of the Bangor Humane Society. This will be the third year that Matthew has done the Ride for the Wet Nose benefit bicycle ride.

In the previous two years, Matt has raised well over $2,300 and is on track to raise over $1,000 this year.

The Ride for the Wet Nose this year will take Matthew through the towns of Bangor, Holden and Orrington on a 25-mile loop that will begin at Pats Bike Shop, 373 Wilson St., in Brewer. The ride will begin at 9:30 a.m Wednesday, Aug. 20.

Matthew’s family adopted an 11-year-old beagle from the Humane Society, and he felt that there was something he could do to help the animals of the shelter. Matt decided at age 10 to do a road bike ride to raise money by asking people for donations.

Last year’s money alone went to feed the whole animal shelter for a mont, said Susan Bell, director of the Bangor Humane Society.

For information or to provide support, call Matt’s father Jason Gross at 299-5118.