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East Hampton residents raise record amount in annual plunge

This year the East Hampton High School’s community service club, Interact, took the reins for the first time.

EAST HAMPTON NORTH, N.Y. — Story by Nicky Carl, Lily Cronin, and Macie Brazal

On November 5, 133 East Hampton community members gathered at Sears Park, for the annual Turkey Plunge

The event, which raises money for the local food bank, has been a valued East Hampton tradition for 13 years and was started by a local family, the Creans.

This year, though, East Hampton High School’s community service club, Interact, took the reins for the first time.

Participants ranged in age from three to 81 years old. With Liberty Bank matching fundraisers' donations, the event raised a grand total of $42,000,  the highest amount in the event’s history.

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