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Polar Bear Plunge raised $8,300 for Humane Society

January 04, 2011

This year's New Year's Day Polar Bear Plunge raised about $8,300 for the Humane Society of Washington County, spokeswoman Katherine Cooker said Tuesday.

That tops last year's total of $7,511, she said.

"I'm just delighted with the amount raised and with the turnout," Cooker said. "It's just so heartwarming to see the community support us so readily, and on a day when a lot of people would rather stay home and have pancakes and sausages."

The money raised will go to support animal care expenses and programs such as the Humane Society's spay and neuter and humane education programs, she said.

 — Heather Keels

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