Westfield takes annual Penguin Plunge

State Senator Don Humason joins the plunge

WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The weather warmed up a bit on Saturday just in time for some hearty souls in Westfield to take their annual Penguin Plunge.

For ten years now Westfield state legislator Don Humason has been among the first to test the freezing water at Hampton Ponds State Park in Westfield, while onlookers shivered just watching Humason and his fellow Penguins taking the plunge.

“It always feels better to get out than it does to go in, no it’s a great experience, I think everyone should try it once just to try it,” State Senator Humason said.

More than a few took up the Senator’s challenge to raise money benefiting the Amelia Park Children’s Museum, as the event has for the past ten years.

22News Storm Team Meteorologist Adam Strzempko said the Penguin Plunge temperature was 30 degrees.