MARGATE, NJ (CBS) – It seems everyone is taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge these days.
Now, it’s Lucy the Elephant’s turn.READ MORE: Philadelphia Weather: Another Round Of Snow Expected Overnight Into Thursday Morning Commute
At 1 p.m. on Wednesday, the massive, landmark elephant statue in Margate will have an “elephant sized amount of water” poured over her head.
According to Rich Helfant, the CEO of Lucy the Elephant, Lucy is taking the challenge in honor of Diane Riportella, a volunteer who died of ALS in 2012.
“The Ice Challenge has become a National phenomenon and if we can honor Diane’s memory, we are honored to,” Helfant says.READ MORE: Sharon Hill Police Officers Charged With Manslaughter In Fatal Shooting Of 8-Year-Old Fanta Bility
He also says the Margate City Fire Department will be doing the honors since Lucy is so large.
“Being the World’s Largest Elephant, you can’t just pour a bucket of water on her head,” explains Helfant. “We are grateful to the M.C.F.D. for helping us make a SPLASH!”
Anyone who wants to watch Lucy take the challenge is invited to come out at 1 p.m.MORE NEWS: Police Search For Suspects After Armed Robbery At Oxford Circle Wawa
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