CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (WAVY) — An Eastern Shore community took the plunge into 2022.

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Dozens of people in Chincoteague participated in the ‘Polar Pony Plunge’ on January 1 in support of the local fire department and horses. The event kicked off at 1:22 p.m. in honor of the new year.

Participants dressed up in a variety of costumes, including horses, as part of the festivities.