Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Polar Bears Take Plunge!

Hundreds of participants and spectators on Saturday (New Year's Day) lined the banks of the Potomac River in Williamsport, Md., to witness the annual Polar Bear Plunge that benefits the Humane Society of Washington County.




This was the 20th year for the Polar Bear Plunge, and the Humane Society of Washington County started using it as a fundraiser about a decade ago. The event has grown in popularity and participation each year, with almost 100 Polar Bears preregistering this year and hundreds more registering Saturday  morning.

The "Polar Bear Plunge is for a good cause, but you wouldn't find me in that cold freezing water. I did donate though.

6 comments:

John and Ellen said...

Looks like you had great fun just watching. I am with you, not sure I could have jumped in.

John
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squawmama said...

This is just CRAZY but what a good reason to do it!!! BURRRR...
God bless the animals
{{{HUGS}}}
Donna

MargieAnne said...

Brrrrr!

pidge said...

That is a COOL way to raise money. The pictures are great. Stay warm!!!

BIGDAWG AND FREEWAY* said...

brrr..can you say crazy...the bikini top on the big guy?..very creative!

Lynilu said...

I like cold weather, but I like to think I"m not nutz! No way would I be in that wet crowd!! It is fun to watch others get crazy, isn't it? LOL!