Williamsport Town Council briefs

February 15, 2011

Polar Bear Plunge raised more than $8,000

WILLIAMSPORT — The annual Polar Bear Plunge on New Year's Day in Williamsport raised more than $8,000 for the Humane Society of Washington County, organization officials told town officials in a letter.

This year's plunge was the largest so far with 353 registered participants and what appeared to be more than 200 spectators, Executive Director Paul F. Miller said in a letter to Williamsport Town Council members and Mayor James G. McCleaf II.

In the letter, Miller thanked the town for permitting the humane society to use the town's boat ramp for the event.

Participants, many dressed in attention-grabbing costumes, paid $25 to participate as official "polar bears," and lined up along the shore to run into the Potomac River at the stroke of noon.

Habitat house planned for Williamsport

WILLIAMSPORT — A Habitat for Humanity house is being planned for 118 W. Salisbury St. in Williamsport, Mayor James G. McCleaf II said during a Williamsport Town Council meeting Monday night.

A house at that location will be torn down in preparation for the new one to be built, McCleaf said.

The new house will go to someone within the town's limit who is in need of a home, McCleaf said.


— Dave McMillion
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