The New Year brings another Polar Bear Plunge

New Year’s Day in Pottstown means one thing: it’s time for the 5th Annual Polar Bear Plunge! Come on out to Riverfront Park at 140 College Drive to watch, or join in by plunging into the Schuylkill River at 10:30 am. All participants must sign a waiver.

There will be plenty of other activities to keep the sane folks entertained, from a Christmas Tree Toss to the Fruitcake Roll, a bonfire, a card game, hot dogs, sauerkraut, hot chocolate and coffee. Everything starts heating up at 9 am, but that’s just a figure of speech; the weather report is calling for an overcast day with flurries possible. Read all about it here in this Mercury article by Frank Otto.

Two years ago I took the plunge, but I have been a wimp ever since. Still, I expect to be there tomorrow morning to cheer on the brave Polar Bears of the Pottstown area. Will you be taking the Plunge?

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