BY MELANIE BUCK –
Each year, people gather around to watch or participate in the bone chilling activity called the Polar Plunge. Polar Plunge is is a fundraiser in which individuals and teams take the plunge into various bodies of water, typically cold water to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics Arkansas. As seen in previous years, many people dress up in crazy outfits before taking the plunge, making the event colorful and fun.
Mena’s Polar Plunge 2015 is scheduled for Saturday, February 28, at Lake Wilhelmina, approximately 6 miles west of Mena. Registration begins at 12 p.m. and the plunge will take place at 1 p.m. Early registration can be obtained by going to www.specialolympicsarkansas.org.
There is a minimum donation to participate in the activity. Donors receive prizes such as shirts, towels, and blankets, depending on the amount donated. All proceeds benefit Special Olympics Arkansas.