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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Speculator, NY ,

Headed for shore are (from left) Jane Redmond, Bill Sampson, Mary Potter (with Betsy Bain behind her), Kathy Aird and Jonathan Lane. The rope was a safety measure due to the current. (Photo/Kathy Sampson)

Supervisor Neil McGovern, right, heads out of the frigid water as an unidentified man heads in. (Photo/Kathy Sampson)

Charlie Johns Store owner Jonathan Lane doesn't seem too perturbed by his soaking. (Photo/Kathy Sampson)

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Taking the plunge

Sunday, January 05, 2014 - Updated: 5:01 PM

A bold 13 plungers braved the seven-degree temperature and jumped into the Lake Pleasant Outlet during the Town of Lake Pleasant's Second Annual Polar Bear Plunge Wednesday, Jan. 1. Forty-five or so spectators cheered as the plungers welcomed in 2014 at noon New Year's Day wearing a variety of festive garb, including a bikini. Many wore pink Ride For The Cure t-shirts to promote the Pleasant Riders' Jan. 25 fundraiser for breast cancer research. Mayor Letty Rudes handed out Lake Pleasant Polar Plunge T-shirts provided by Supervisor Neil McGovern while members of the snowmobile club provided cookies and hot chocolate. The village crew set up the site, Spencer Tracy and Jon Lane provided wood for the bonfire and Jay and Betsy Bain served the refreshments and worked.

     

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