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[File Photo] Supporters of the 2015 Polar Plunge run into Lake Wilhelmina in freezing temps to help raise funds for Arkansas Special Olympics.

Polar Plunge Sets New Location

Each year, people gather around to watch or participate in the bone chilling activity called the Polar Plunge. Polar Plunge 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 2016 is scheduled for Saturday, February 27, in a new location at the Pine Bowl pool in Mena. Registration begins at 12 p.m. and the plunge will take place at 1 p.m.

There is a minimum donation to participate in the activity. Awards will be presented to the individual and team with the best costumes and also for the individual and team that raised the most money. All proceeds benefit Special Olympics Arkansas.

For more information, contact Elizabeth at 870-784-3822 or Tammie at 479-394-8165.

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