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      Kirksville Gearing up for 9th Annual Polar Plunge

      Are you ready to take the plunge: Kirksville??s Polar Plunge will be taking place Saturday, February 8th.

      Once again people will run into the icy waters of Forest Lake at Thousand Hills State Park near Kirksville. CLICK VIDEO ABOVE to learn more.

      This year's theme is "Mardi Gras" and Polar Plunge Committee Chair Tom Johnson is hoping people will live up to it.

      This "unbearable" event is a unique opportunity to show your bravery as you support local Special Olympics athletes by walking, running or crawling into the frigid winter waters. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics Missouri??s year-round program of sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

      Participants must be at least 10 years old and raise a minimum of $75 by event day. The Polar Plunge is a project of the Law Enforcement Torch Run(R) for Special Olympics Missouri. Truman State DPS, Kirksville Police Dept., MSHP Troop B, and MO Dept. of Conservation are proud to host this event.

      Proceeds benefit Special Olympics Missouri??s year-round program of sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

      CLICK HERE to learn more or to register.

      You may mail offline donations to:

      Special Olympics Missouri

      1001 Diamond Ridge, Suite 800

      Jefferson City, MO 65109.

      Please include your name in the memo line of checks.