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Annual Panhandle Polar Plunge takes place next month

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Police and fire departments in Scotts Bluff County along with Special Olympics Nebraska are preparing for the Panhandle Polar Plunge.
The third annual event takes place February 22nd at 11:00 a.m. near Riverside Park in Scottsbluff, near the YMCA.

Committee members say local organizations are already forming teams and they expect this year to have a bigger turnout than in years past. 

Prizes this year will go to teams for the best costume and oldest or youngest plunger.

Mark Overman with the Scotts Bluff County Sheriff's office says the Panhandle Plunge is the biggest fundraiser this part of the state puts on for Special Olympics.

Kathy Scott with Special Olympics Nebraska says proceeds help athletes compete in state sports competitions.
"If we had to pay for everything there is no way we could provide that. So this money is very critical as far as the athletes and them participating at the events at the state level." Said Scott.
'Plungers' and their teams are asked to register the day of the event but information on how to pre-register can be found at 

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