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Polar Plunge


February 28, 2017

POLAR PLUNGE participants, from left, Sweet Home Police Department volunteer Mark Montigue, Police Chief Jeff Lynn and Public Works employee Rick Kopf, dive into the cold waters of the Crystal Lake Sports Fields in Corvallis during the Polar Plunge, a fund-raising event for the Special Olympics.

Photos courtesy of Gina Riley

The Sweet Home Police Department had 31 local staff members, friends, family and one business owner who took the plunge, earning Sweet Home the Most Plungers Award. Sweet Home also raised the most funds of any team, $7,020. Overall the Corvallis Polar Plunge raised $57,358. Raising more than $1,000 from Sweet Home were Community Services Officer Gina Riley, eighth place; Officer Geoff Hamlin, $1,310, fourth place; and Mike Hall, owner of The Point Restaurant, $1,160, sixth place.


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