Ed knows his limitations apparently and is willing to sponsor the first female and male who write in the comment section of this post that they would like to do it.
Here’s the deets-
Greasy Pole Fundraiser Event Fall Classic Newell Stadium
HOLY COW We’re Gonna Walk the Greasy Pole at the Football field. For the Greasy Pole Fund, Contact Joe Novello, Peter "Black" Fronterio for walker and all other info, Rain Date Nov.19 Fundraiser Event Newell Stadium
Saturday, November 12, 2011 12:00pm-4:00pm
Here’s the article in The Gloucester Daily Times-
Have you ever wanted to walk Gloucester’s famed Greasy Pole?
Come Nov. 12, you’ll have your chance.
Launching its fund-raising effort to restore the Greasy Pole and its pier — damaged during Tropical Storm Irene, then dumped onto its side by high winds and tides Sept. 30 — the St. Peter’s Fiesta Committee is offering 120 people the chance to walk the pole during a program planned that day for Gloucester High School’s Newell Stadium.
"Out of the whole Greasy Pole structure, we were able to save the actual walking pole," said St. Peter’s Fiesta Committee President Joe Novello, whose group is seeking to raise $85,000 to fully cover the construction, permit fees and other costs connected with restoring one of Fiesta’s centerpieces. The drive has already received a $35,000 lift from The Boston Foundation, Novello said.
In the Nov. 12 benefit, the pole and its flag will be extended from a flatbed truck some 3 to 4 feet off the ground, with rubber padding beneath it to cushion the inevitable falls. And the first 120 people who sign up and cough up the $25 donation will get to walk the pole, in three groups of 40, Novello said.