Record number shows up for Blowing Rock's Polar Plunge

Published: Jan. 25, 2014 at 7:25 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 27, 2014 at 11:47 AM EST
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BLOWING ROCK, NC (WBTV) - A record 112 people showed up to support people jumping into the freezing water of Chetola Lake in Blowing Rock on Saturday.

Community members braved the water as part of the 2014 Polar Plunge at the Winterfest Celebration.

Officials say the Plunge raised money for The Watauga Humane Society and the Western Youth Network.

WBTV's own John Carter was the emcee of the event.

Meteorologist Ashley Batey made the jump into the water.

Tweets and pictures of Ashley's experience on her twitter page @AshleyBatey.

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