BY MELANIE WADE –
The 2018 Polar Plunge is heading back to the icy waters of Lake Wilhelmina this year after being hosted at a variety of other locations in the last few years. The Polar Plunge is held each year to raise money for Special Olympics Arkansas. This year’s event will take place on February 24th. Registration will begin at noon and participants will take the plunge at 1 p.m.
Each year, the Polar Plunge raises money for Special Olympics, but this year the excitement is bigger than ever as Polk County has three members, Krista Carstens, Jesse Ezell, and Maddie Fletcher, heading to the National Competition in Seattle, Washington this July, making the fundraising effort even more important.
You can enter as a team or an individual and fundraising prior to the event is encouraged. There are multiple ways to donate and prizes are given to those who collect the most.
For those that are too ‘chicken’ to take the plunge in the cold waters, there are “I Chickened Out” t-shirts available that also help raise money. To find out more, contact Tammie at 479-394-8163 or Elizabeth at 870-784-3822.