Hometown Hero: Penguin Plunge for the Human Society of Harrisburg Area

Hometown Hero

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — Monday’s hometown heroes found their way back into the frigid waters of the Susquehanna River on Saturday.

The Penguin Plunge returned on New Year’s Day as last year’s event did not happen in person because of the pandemic. On Saturday, a few hundred people dashed into the river from the beach at City Island, wearing bathing suits or creative costumes.

It was the 25th anniversary of the event which benefits homeless pets at the Harrisburg Humane Society.

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The event raised $21,000, but the society’s goal was $25,000 in honor of the 25th anniversary of the plunge. They are still hoping for donations to reach the goal. To donate, visit the plunge’s website by clicking here.

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