“We’re still looking for jumpers,” said Janet Barr, organizer of this year’s Polar Bear Plunge which is now in its ninth season as part of the annual Frontenac Heritage Festival. “We have four people signed up already.”
The Plunge has become a highlight of the Sunday festivities of the Festival, which is held on the Family Day long weekend in February.
This year’s plunge goes Feb. 17 at noon.
Besides being one of the Festival attractions, the Plunge also raises money for local charities. This year’s recipients will be The Treasure Trunk, Northern Connections and the Central Frontenac Fire Department.
Pledge forms are available at The Treasure Trunk, Community Living North Frontenac or by calling Barr at 613-279-2113.
There are prizes for best costume, most pledges, youngest plunger and oldest plunger, she said.
Barr said they’d like to get more than last year’s 20 participants and maybe even beat the all-time record of 45 plungers.