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Penguin Plunge raises $100k for Special Olympics

Some plungers even wore their summer swim gear. Photo by Anne Day

WINSTED — Thanks in part to relatively mild weather, this year’s Penguin Plunge at Highland Lake in Winsted was the most successful ever held. 

One-hundred-twenty people signed up to Plunge; about 100 of them actually showed up and dove into the water, wearing everything from thong swimsuits to fleece rabbit outfits to costumes inspired by the play and movie “Grease.” Wamogo High School Athletic Director Dan Nemergut wore a blowsy wig and a cheerleader outfit.

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