Saturday: Time to Go 'Over The Edge'

Saturday: Time to Go 'Over The Edge'

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Today's the big day. People will be going 'over the edge' at Midtown Towers in Watertown for a good cause.

This is the second year the United Way of Northern New York has sponsored a novel fund-raising effort called "Over The Edge," in which people raise money in exchange for being able to rappel down the side of a building.

In 2016, the building was the relatively modest Key Bank building on Washington Street.

This year, it's the much taller Midtown Towers building off State Street. Dozens of people will rappel starting at 9 AM Saturday. A handful did so late Friday afternoon, including Mike Tyo, who is blind - and who's done it both years.

"Last year I didn't know what to expect. So it took me a few minutes to get acclimated - but once I did, it was fun," he said.

In 2016, the United Way raised about $25,000. This year's event is expected to do about the same.

And even if you're not going down the side of a building, you can still donate to the United Way - you can do so here.

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