Pledge n’ Plunge raises $100

Stephanie Appleberry’s “Pledge n’ Plunge” challenge raised $50 for the Fort Ward Community Hall campaign.

Appleberry pledged $10 for every neighbor who took a dip in the frigid waters of Rich Passage in the annual New Year’s Day event. Five hardy Fort Wardians took her up on the challenge, among a throng of community members who turned out and waded in.

“Beautiful day at Lytle Beach!” Stephanie reports of the noontime dip. “Five plungers, which means another $50 goes to the new community center, which brings us to $6,885. Kids will be out again this afternoon-with a goal of reaching $10,000 by Jan. 5. Happy New Year!”

The plunge is over, but the campaign for the Bakery Building restoration goes on. Download a pledge form here and return it to Stephanie – pledges of any amount are welcome.

UPDATE: Since the original post, Stephanie’s father matched the donations with another $50, so the plunge was worth $100 for the campaign!

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