Tom Fullem and Fred Peters

Deputy Tom Fullem of the Ridgway American Legion presented an award to Fred Peters of Ridgway for his 50 years of service to Post 208. Even with half a century of service under his belt, Peters continues to be an active part of the community in Ridgway, not only as a Legion member, but one of the main organizers and leaders of the  Cameron-Elk County Rides for Vets program. The CE Rides for Vets is a volunteer program centered in Ridgway that provides transportation for Veterans and family members to and from medical appointments at no charge in both Elk and Cameron Counties."We are always ready to sign up a few more volunteers," said Peters on Sunday at the Legion. Donations are also quite welcomed. For more information, give them a call at (814) 772-2783