Philippi’s 16th Annual Polar Plunge raises money for Barbour County EMS

Philippi's 16th Annual Polar Plunge raises money for Barbour County EMS

The Polar Plunge collects money for the Barbour County Emergency Medical Squad. Participants and anyone who came to watch were encouraged to make a donation.

Community members came to watch as ten people took the plunge into the Tygart Valley River from a boat ramp under the Philippi Covered Bridge used in past years.

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”The main reason is for charity, we raise money for the emergency squad. I figure if I have the will power to jump in the river with a bunch of lunatics on January the first, maybe I’ll have the will power to get serious about a diet, and not have to buy new pants,” said Gerald Fogg, Barbour County Circuit Clerk.

Most people did the plunge to raise money for the Barbour County Emergency Medical Squad, but some people had other reasons.

Donations were collected before the plunge, but the funds continued coming in through checks sent directly to the Barbour County Emergency Medical Squad.