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Rich Gardner, Mike McCormack and Nick Parent turn around to come back to shore. LEE CORDNER PHOTOGRAPHY

Rich Gardner, Mike McCormack and Nick Parent turn around to come back to shore.
LEE CORDNER PHOTOGRAPHY

Dipping for dollars

The snow was deep and the water cold Saturday morning at Bayside Park in Colchester, when 17 hearty fundraisers plunged into Malletts Bay. Led by Rich Gardner, a volunteer counselor at Camp Ta-Kum-Ta, the jump in the lake kicked off the annual Ta-Kum-Ta-thon, a weeklong fundraiser hosted by Kool 105 FM.

The morning show on Kool 105 is hosted by Jon Brooks who also serves on Ta-Kum-Ta’s Board of Directors.

“We’ve been doing this fundraiser for 16 years now and every time it is more successful,” Brooks said. “The first time we held it on New Year’s Day and raised $7,500 for the camp, last year we raised about $150,000, but the most remarkable thing is that our average donation is about 70 bucks, so it’s just a lot of people contributing. And unlike a lot of charities, the money raised by this fundraiser will be used for the kids and their activities...READ MORE 

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