Beach blanket brrrr...all for a good cause

Plungers Shannon Musselman, Elexa Lawrence and Sarah Todd, 14, all from Torrington, dove into the icy waters. Photo by Shaw Israel Izikson

WINSTED — It was a chilly 30 degrees at Highland Lake on Saturday, Feb. 12, but that did not stop 119 people from taking the plunge into the cold waters at the eighth annual Penguin Plunge.

The event raised money for the Special Olympics, and more than 300 people came to watch the brave souls, who all raised money for the charity for the right to dive into the chilly lake.

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