Local life: pet adoption special this week, litter pick-up in Richland County this weekend and more!

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– You have the chance to celebrate this Valentine’s Day by bringing home a four-legged friend next month! Columbia Animal Services is hosting an adoption special Feb. 7-14. All adoptions will only cost $14. If you are interested in adopting, Columbia Animal Services is open Monday through Friday, located on Humane Lane.

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) – Popular Midlands mascot, Mason of the Columbia Fireflies, is looking to spread the love all over Colombia again this year. Fireflies fans can purchase a “Surprise Mason Valentine’s” delivery for their loved ones. Each Valentine’s Day hamper includes two tickets to the Fireflies opening night on April 8, a Fireflies mug, and two Duck Donuts. The best part, Mason will deliver every surprise himself! They are $50 and you can order yours from the Fireflies website.

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) – Keep the Midlands Beautiful needs your help picking up litter in Richland County this weekend. Their ‘Spotless Service Saturday’ program will focus on cleaning up Hardscrabble Road, the so-called ‘trash hotspot’. It will be this Saturday, February 12 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Volunteers will be equipped with waste collectors, safety vests and garbage bags. All volunteers will meet at the intersection of Hardscrabble and Farrow Road to stock up. Everyone will also receive a thank you gift for helping to keep the Midlands beautiful.

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) – The Lake Murray Polar Plunge celebrates 10 years in the Midlands this weekend. The annual event has raised more than $350,000 to support more than 30,000 Special Olympics athlete programs in South Carolina. 250 divers will take up the “Freezin for a Reason” challenge. It will be this Saturday at 10 a.m. at Dominion Energy’s Lake Murray Public Park. Participants are encouraged to raise a minimum of $50. There will be a costume contest at 11:15 a.m. and the dive starts at noon.

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