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Polar Bear Plunge in Potomac raises $6,000 for Humane Society

January 15, 2008|By MARLO BARNHART

The 114 registered polar bears who took the plunge into the Potomac River on New Year's Day can warm up to the news that their efforts raised $6,000 for the Humane Society of Washington County.

This year's winner for the most pledges was Glen Senkowski, a former Floridian who raised $340 for the event.

Bert Kramer of Annapaca Farm/The Alpaca Shop awarded the prize to Senkowski. Kramer also donated an alpaca polar bear.

Other prizes included coffee mugs and cocktail glasses donated by Lenox Distribution; four movie passes from Regal Valley Mall Stadium 16; four skate passes from the Ice and Sports complex; and a $50 gift certificate for a pet portrait by Keely Neubauer.

Pastries and cookies were furnished by Perry Sanders of The Cookie Jar; and coffee from Brent Ball of the Huyetts Crossroads Sheetz.

Sponsors for the event were Don and Jone Bowman; Todd, Evan and Ryan Bowman; Samantha Ebersole, Scott Price, The Animal Clinic of Funkstown, Office Essentials, Peaceable Pastures, Pet-Agree Professional Pet Sitters and Debra Hunt.

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Katherine Cooker, the Humane Society's manager of development and public relations, said the money will be used to provide care for animals at the 13011 Maugansville Road shelter.

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