Cavanaugh raises funds for Special Olympics

Warm heart, cold water

CORNWALL — A little cold water doesn’t scare Julie Cavanaugh. Make that a lot of icy water.

On Feb. 4, she plans to jump into Highland Lake in Winsted as part of the Penguin Plunge, a fundraiser for Special Olympics held across the colder parts of the country each winter.

Cavanaugh lives in Cornwall Bridge. She competes in swimming on a local team, and in the Special Olympics in cross-country skiing, track and field, bowling and, you guessed it, swimming.

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