By Stephen Kindland, Times-News correspondent
“Vision Hendersonville County executive director Ruth Birge received a ‘Golden Plunger Award’ for helping to raise money for The Free Clinics — moments before she plunged into Lake Kanuga on a chilly summer day.
Birge, dressed in an old-timey swim suit with red, horizontal stripes, was one of several local celebrities who took a dive during an inaugural fundraiser — dubbed “The Plunge” — Sunday afternoon at the Kanuga Conference Center. “
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