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Penguin Plungers bold in the cold

Matt Smith’s “Pokémon Stay” team at the 14th annual Penguin Plunge held at Highland Lake on Saturday, March 4, raised $45,782.79 for the state’s Special Olympics. Photo by Shaw Israel Izikson

WINSTED — More than 70 people participated in the 14th annual Penguin Plunge on Saturday, March 4, to support the Connecticut Special Olympics. Participants raised at least $100 each to be able take the plunge into Highland Lake.

The event was postponed from previously scheduled Feb. 4.

While there was no longer ice covering the lake, the water was sure to have been warmer than the blustery cold air that hovered in the low 20s throughout the morning’s events. 

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