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Polar Plunge

A total of 28 brave men, women and children (as well as a couple of dogs) took the plunge early Saturday morning, jumping into the chilly waters at Haven Beach in Mathews. Organized by Lee-Jackson Elementary kindergarten teacher Amy Ashberry, the Polar Plunge was held to raise money for the Snack Pack program which sends nutritious snacks home on the weekends to help students in Mathews schools. Each plunger chipped in $10 and a number of other donations were made, raising a total of $710. Here, some of the participants run back to the beach after taking a dip. Even before this year’s plunge was over, there was talk about making this an annual event. Photo by Charlie Koenig...

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