Dozens take the dunk in Dewey

Folks braved freezing waters in Dewey Beach to benefit local events.  Both residents and visitors stormed the beach and took the plunge at the sixth annual Dewey dunk.

The event was originally scheduled for New Year's, but was postponed due to bone chilling temperatures.

Dewey Dunk benefits the Dewey Beach Business Partnership, a non-profit that puts on events in the summer such as the arts festival and kids parties on the beach.

"All of the money that we collect at our events goes right back into the events, as well as supporting things for the town," says Kelly Renieri, executive director of the Business Partnership.  "For example, if the Police Department needs something we can easily fund that for them."

The plunge's date change was strategic, having been moved to the day after the towns annual winter gala.  We're told that event raised about $30 thousand for the Dewey Business Partnership.

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