In spite of recording breaking cold, people are getting ready to jump in the lake for the polar vortex version of the Polar Plunge.  The event takes place Saturday, February 1st at Eagle Point.

Registration starts at 8 am.  The Parade begins at 10 am when participants show their stuff, dressed up in costumes to compete for prizes.  The plunge begins at 10:15 am from the docks at the Marina.  That area doesn’t freeze because of the action of the bubblers that are in place to protect the docks.

This year there will be a heated tent for people who would like to watch the action but don’t care to subject themselves to the punishment of what could be some very cold temperatures.

The event benefits Special Olympics.