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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 2015

BY MELANIE BUCK –

Are you ready to take the icy plunge? If so, Polar Plunge applications are available to be picked up in the Mena High School office during normal school hours.

The Plunge will take place at Lake Wilhelmina on February 28 at 1 p.m. Registration will begin at noon. Awards will be given for Best Costume and Most Money Raised to individuals and teams. Each participant must donate at least $50 to take the plunge. In the past, Mena has had many show up in colorful and crazy costumes to take part in the event.

The Polar Plunge is an annual event that supports Special Olympics Arkansas by providing year-round sports training and Olympic-type competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities in the state. More than 14,000 athletes participate in the program, which contains 20 different sports.

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