Polar Plunge makes final fundraising case before this weekend’s chilly jump

out polarplungeMore than 60 brave souls are taking the Polar Plunge challenge by jumping into Lake Junaluska this Saturday, Feb. 1.


Their motivation: to raise money for kids’ educational programs put on by Haywood Waterways Association.

The Polar Plungers will be donning costumes to make the mad dash into the frigid waters, a sight that will be good fodder for spectators. The most daring, dubbed the “Deep Water Plungers,” will jump off the dock into the frigid water, while the more sensible plungers will run screaming from the shore into the water, going as deep as they can muster before turning back.

The event starts at 11:30 a.m. The plunging will take place at the sandy beach by the Lake Junaluska boat rental area and dock beside the swimming pool. 

FYI….clothing or bathing suits are mandatory for plunge participants, according to the event rules in the registration packet. 

Those taking the Polar Plunge are raising money for Kids in the Creek, a hands-on program for school children and one of Haywood Waterways Association signature outreach events. Every student in Haywood County participates in the annual field trip through the schools.

Polar Plungers are raising donations online. Contributions of any level are sought, and you can donate under any plunger’s name.

To make a contribution, go to www.crowdrise.com/2NDPOLARPLUNGE.

Click on “The Team” and scroll through the photos to pick the plunger you want to support. Click on “show more” or “show all” to see a full list.

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