2018-01-03 / Front Page / JT Beacon

Organizers postpone Atlantic Plunge until Jan. 13

Senior Staff Writer

KENNEBUNK — Frigid temperatures in the forecast for Saturday Jan. 6 has led Caring Unlimited to postpone its annual Atlantic Plunge fundraiser for one week.

“The event is being postponed ... due do dangerously cold temperatures,” said Caring Unlimited Assistant Director Sherry Edwards.

According to Accuweather, the high temperature on Saturday, Jan. 6 is forecast to be 4 degrees  Fahrenheit at Gooch’s Beach. 

And while long term weather forecasts are always subject to change, the Jan. 13 outlook as provided by Accuweather, predicts the high temperature at 33 degrees — making the “plunge” into the Atlantic  Ocean a bit more palatable.

The event is a major fundraiser for the agency. Over the years, said Edwards, the Atlantic Plunge  has raised more than $250,000, which she said has helped ensure that the organization’s safety planning and support services are available on a 24-hour basis to people experiencing domestic abuse in York County.

Registration begins at 10 a.m. Jan. 13 at Gooch’s Beach on Beach Avenue in Kennebunk. The person who has turned in the most pledges at the time of the event will be awarded a Highest Fundraiser prize of a $250 LLBean Gift Card, Edwards said.

More information about the event can be found at caring-unlimited.org or by calling Caring Unlimited at 490-3227, ext. 100. 

— Senior Staff Writer Tammy Wells can be contacted at 324-4444 (local call in Sanford) or 282-1535, ext. 327 or twells@journaltribune.com.

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