Taking the plunge

Rangely’s annual event uses the chilly waters of Kenney Reservoir to raise funds for Special Olympics Colorado

RBC | Saturday Nov. 9 Rangely came together to raise money for Special Olympics Colorado during their annual Polar Plunge event.  Donning an Eeyore costume, crowd favorite Kay Nickson, 84,  was the first to take the plunge followed by County Clerk and Recorder Deputy Shirley Sinclair wearing a Spider Man costume. Sheriff Anthony Mazzola and Rangely Police Officer Daniel Connor jumped into the cool waters together. Other jumpers were young Tierra Scratcher, a team of three from New Creation Church, and CNCC Director of Foundation and Alumni Relations Sue Samaniego. New Creation Church sold baked goods and donated all proceeds to the cause. Rangely Police Department, Rangely Fire Department, Rangely Community Medical Health and Wellness Center Ambulance service, Ducey’s Electric, and CNCC all donated time and services to ensure that the jumpers had a safe experience. The event raised $1,500 for Special Olympics Colorado.

By Roxie Fromang | Special to the Herald Times