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Businesses create trophy for humane society plunge

December 23, 2011|Cathy Grantham | Around Maugansville

The Polar Bear Plunge is just a few days away, and as the town of Williamsport is preparing for the New Year's Day festivities, two local businesses are making preparations of their own.  

Jimmy Jewells, owner of Jewells & Jewells of Williamsport,  and Kathryn Meyers, owner of K&R Engraving in Hagerstown, have created a special trophy for the event called the Our Gang Did It!

Hoping to bring added attention to the Williamsport Polar Bear Plunge, a fundraiser for the Humane Society of Washington County, Jewells and Meyers created the trophy that will be awarded to the largest team of polar bears at the event.

"We wanted to help raise more money for the humane society and this seemed like a really fun incentive for people," Jewells said.

"This will be a trophy that the winners will proudly display for the year they have it," Meyers said.

The team with the largest number of individuals taking part in the event will earn the honor of having their name inscribed on a brass plaque on the trophy and will have the trophy to display for a year.  

They will return the trophy for presentation to the next year's winning team the next New Year's Day.  

Individuals interested in competing for the trophy should look for the Jewells & Jewells truck that will be at River Bottom Park on New Year's Day. Ask for Jewells.

Registration for the Polar Bear Plunge can be done online at www.hswcmd.org until Friday, Dec. 30, or by contacting the shelter at 301-733-2060. Polar bears can also sign up at the event on New Year's Day.

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