Local VIP's face the dunking tank in support of foster families

Updated: May. 17, 2017 at 10:21 PM EDT
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(Source: Barbara Gauthier/WTVM)
(Source: Barbara Gauthier/WTVM)

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The community is invited to "Spring into Action for Foster Care." The event Saturday, May 20, at Woodruff Park in Columbus is part of National Foster Care Month.

Organizers say the day of fun, food, solidarity, and action will help support of local foster families.

One of the featured activities during the event will be a VIP Dunking Tank where Newsleader 9's Barbara Gauthier has accepted the challenge to "go under" in the name of helping with this worthy cause.

Others participating in the Dunking Tank include iHeart Media Senior VP Operations Manager, Derrick Greene, WRBL Meteorologist Carmen Rose, Dr. Daryl A. Ellis with BiCity Medical Ministries, and CEO and Founder of IACT Health, Dr. Jeff Kingsley.

Everyone is invited to come take a shot at sending one of the VIP's into the chilly water of the tank.

There will also be Zumba dancing and a balloon release. Six foster families from three area agencies will be honored.

The event runs from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Woodruff Park in Uptown Columbus.

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