Saturday, February 21, 2009
408 Cold Shoulders
A record 204 brave souls took the frigid plunge into Crystal Lake in Middletown today during the 9th annual Penguin Plunge hosted by the Polish Falcons. There were 38 more taking the dive this year than last. The plunge also drew hundreds of less brave onlookers to the event which is an annual fundraiser for the Special Olympics.
Among the celebrity plungers were Connecticut State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and Middletown Deputy Police Chief McMahon Patrick McMahon.