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Area police departments to participate in Polar Plunge this weekend to benefit Special Olympics

The Newtown and Monroe Police Departments and Special Olympics Connecticut’s 9th annual “Plunge at the Park”  fundraising effort takes place tomorrow.  The money raised will provide life-changing programs all year long that affect more than 60,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities all throughout Connecticut.  To date, the Plunge has raised over $148,000.  The Plunge at the Park takes place at Great Hollow Lake in Wolfe Park in Monroe at 11am.  Among the participants will be students, parents, civic groups, law enforcement, fire and rescue personnel, and town officials wearing costumes and bathing suits to “take the plunge” to support our communities’ athletes.  Officer John McAulay and K-9 Murphy and their canine performance, as well as Capt. Al Wilcoxson and his Eagle II Helicopter will be among the features of the event.