silver creek: Cheering on the plunge

A chilling annual experience once again turned out to be quite heart-warming.

With temperatures climbing out of single digits, about 40 people took the plunge to raise money for the Oishei Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, the Silver Creek Emergency Squad and Fire Department, Sunset Bay Volunteer Fire Department and the Silver Creek Food Pantry. When all was said and done on Sunday, more than $7,000 was raised.

“We need to have some local donations for worthy causes around here, too!” said co-organizer Pamela Forge. “It’s important to have Oishei’s Hospital – a hospital of that caliber – in our community to take care of our children, plus the rescue squad and fire departments give of their time unconditionally, and that’s what this event is all about.”

That’s quite a splash.