Penguin Plunge

23rd Annual Event | January 1, 2020  |  City Island, Beach Area, Harrisburg, PA 
Event registration begins at 10:00AM, Plunge goes off at Noon

Join hundreds of HSHA supporters as they "take the plunge" for homeless animals on New Year's Day! The Penguin Plunge is an annual fundraiser for the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area (HSHA) that has become a central Pennsylvania tradition for both HSHA and the City of Harrisburg. During the event, more than 300 HSHA supporters “take the plunge” into the icy waters of the Susquehanna River, as hundreds more watch from the shore. Individuals who raise over $75 will receive an event towel. For teams to receive towels, each member must raise at least $75. Make it a Happy New Year!

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New in 2020:  Pre-Plunge "Chill-Out" Zone

10:00am -11:45am | Carousel Pavillion 

  • Dough Heads Stuffed Waffles will be on site: Creator of the wocket. Wocket [wok-it]: Short for waffle pocket, is a hand-weighed yeast-risen dough, forged within our 200°C cast iron waffle maker. Pressed to perfection resulting in a crispy exterior and a densely soft interior stuffed with our many unique fillings.
  • Hot Chocolate and Coffee Bar (sponsored by ARM Group, Inc.):  warm up with a delicious warm beverage with all the fixin's.  A special souvenir cup will also be on sale to celebrate the occasion! 
  • Baked Goods on sale, compliments of the HSHA Volunteers
  • Entertainment including a movie, raffles, activities and a place to "chill out" before the big Plunge! 



2020 Event Sponsors


Media Sponsor

Food Truck Sponsor

Hot Chocolate & Coffee Bar Sponsor


Curious what the Penguin Plunge is all about? Check out these short videos from January 1, 2019!

Pennlive Video #1  |  Pennlive Video #2  |  FOX43 Coverage  |  HSHA Facebook Live Video

For more information contact:
Amanda Brunish, Director of Marketing at amandab@humanesocietyhbg.org or 717-564-3320 ext. 125

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Petfinder Profile: https://www.petfinder.com/cat/hiss-magnolia-ms-peaches-47098603/pa/harrisburg/humane-society-of-harrisburg-area-pa120/

Hi! I'm Hiss Magnolia, a gorgeous 5 year old tortie darling who lost my home because my owners were moving. Don't worry, I don't hiss at all and you'll barely hear a peep (or meow) out of me. My former name was Ms. Peaches, but I like Magnolia, too. The Magnolia flower symbolizes beauty and gentleness, two of my many lovely character qualities. I'm mild-mannered and affectionate, always appreciative of attention and affection. I was sad to lose my home and quite confused and afraid for my first few weeks here. I felt like a withered, drooping flower. I've come a long way, though, and now I come out of my box to be petted and held. I'm eager to love and be loved, so a quiet, calm home would be the best environment for me. I would be a lovely companion if you are on the market for a low-energy cat who just wants to enjoy your company. I may need some time to adjust to my new surroundings, but if you are patient and understanding, I'm sure to be sitting on your lap and rubbing my cheeks on you in no time!

 

 

Champ

Petfinder Profile: https://www.petfinder.com/dog/champ-47038564/pa/harrisburg/humane-society-of-harrisburg-area-pa120/

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