Taking the plunge: 14th annual event held Saturday in Spicer
SPICER — The 14th annual Polar Plunge was held by local law enforcement Saturday to raise money for the Special Olympics of Minnesota. The annual event is held near Saulsbury Beach on Green Lake as part of the Spicer WinterFest celebration. Participants, some of who were dressed in costumes, came to take the plunge into the lake, with a water temperature of 33 degrees while the air temperature was 26 degrees.
Some 224 participants jumped into the lake, raising more than $46,778 for Special Olympics from the event according to Jim Felt, Willmar Police Chief. Last year's plunge featured 234 participants and raised $58,109, according to the official Polar Plunge website.
Those who would like to donate to those that plunged Saturday may still do so online at www.plungemn.org.