Annual Polar Bear Plunge slated for Jan. 1

December 19, 2012

Members of the Williamsport Polar Bear Club, the board of directors and staff at the Humane Society of Washington County, and the town of Williamsport invite the community to the 10th annual Polar Bear Plunge on Jan. 1.
The event will take place at noon at the boat ramp in Williamsport.

All proceeds benefit the animal shelter. 

Participants will become official members of the Williamsport Polar Bear Club.

Registration costs $20 per person and includes a custom-designed Polar Bear zipper pull, window decal and an official Williamsport Polar Bear Club certificate.
The first 100 registrants will receive a custom-designed insulated beverage tumbler donated by Wolf Furniture.
Those who collect $500 to $999 in pledges will win a commemorative T-shirt. Those who collect $1,000 to $2,499 will receive a commemorative sweat shirt. Those who collect $2,500 or more will receive a commemorative hoodie. 

Event T-shirts will be available for purchase.

Registration can be completed online at until Friday, Dec. 28, or by calling the shelter at 301-733-2060.

Participants also can sign up for the event on New Year’s Day.

Trophies donated by K&R Engraving will be awarded for the oldest participant, the best costume, and the top pledge earner and top pledge-earning team. 

Event sponsors include B-Pwsitv Good Manners Training for Dogs and Their People, Panera Bread, 4-Legged Friends Pet Services, LLC, AC&T, Hagerstown Honda & Kia, Allegany Dental Care, Bowman Trailer Leasing, G.A. Miller Lumber Co. Inc., Hamilton Nissan, Sir Angus, Remington and Eleanor Lakin, Cinetic Landis, Jewells & Jewells, K & R Engraving, Leiters’ Fine Catering Inc., Rentals Unlimited Inc. Equipment & Truck Rental, Sanders’ Cookie Jar Bakery, the town of Williamsport and Wolf Furniture.

The Humane Society is at 13011 Maugansville Road in Hagerstown. For information on animal-related issues, directions to the shelter and information about programs and services, go to

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