Some would say I deserve to be all wet

Published: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 03:50 PM.

Residents are also encouraged to come out to the plunge, make their donations in person and watch all of the chilling festivities unfold.

But here’s the kicker. Residents can also participate in the plunge. Registration is set to begin at 1 p.m., and any resident who wants can take the plunge for a $25 donation. Naturally, the department hopes residents who plan to participate will get their own sponsors and raise more than the $25, but that is the minimum amount to participate.

At 2 p.m., all you have to do is pay the $25, sign a waiver and you can hop in the pool with the rest.

That got me thinking. I enjoy the pool and the beach as much as anybody. I’ve lived around water my whole life, here in North Carolina, in California and in Hawaii. Why not take the plunge?

So, here is the deal: I’ll agree to throw myself into a pool of cold water in the dead of winter if Havelock News readers will support me in the effort. I’ll take the plunge if readers will make donations totaling at least $100 by Jan. 25. Any individual amount will be accepted.

You can simply drop off donations at the Havelock News office, located at 230 Stonebridge Square. If you have checks, make them payable to the North Carolina Special Olympics. Checks can be mailed to our office as well by sending them to me at the Havelock News, P.O. Box 777, Havelock, NC 28532. The big thing would be to mail them in time so that they arrive at our office by Jan. 25.

Many of you readers over the years have said that I’m all wet. Now is your chance to prove it. And what’s more, you’ll be supporting a great cause in the Special Olympics.

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