2012 Plunge. Over $6,600 raised! Thank you to all participants,
we had a great time! Join us next year.

Awarding the Polar Bear pack trophy to Bijou Salon in Skaneateles. Pictured, from left are: Todd Marshall, Miranda Ladd, Courtney Conley, Taylor Ely (not pictured, Andrea Ashby, Andrea Brosztek) of Team Bijou, who raised $1,164 for the 2012 Polar Bear Plunge!

Thank you everyone who supported the Skaneateles Polar Bear Club by attending and participating in the 2012 Polar Bear Plunge. The lack of ice and snow did not deter the energy of the hundreds of plungers and spectators. The spirit of fun was everywhere, as teams of superheroes, birthday bathers, Scouts, beauty queens and others took to the frigid, windy waters of Skaneateles Lake.

Thanks to the generosity of our community, we raised over $6,600 this year, 100percent of which will be donated to our causes: Skaneateles Fire Department, Skaneateles Education Foundation and Skaneateles Ambulance Volunteer Emergency Services. We would like to extend a special thank you to the following for their support: Skaneateles Sunrise Rotary Club, Boy Scouts Troop 61, the Sherwood Inn, Chase Design, Rick Gary, Dr. Karin Kroegar, Jeremy and Philippe Schwimmer, the village of Skaneateles, David Lee & Co. and Mack Studios. Without all of your efforts this great event would never happen.

Congratulations to Bijou Salon on winning the Polar Bear throphy for being the largest fundraising group! Also, a special thank you for creating such a great event, filling the Skaneateles streets with life, and providing energy and excitement to lighten our midwinter blues.

We would like to thank the Polar Bear Committee for their efforts this year, and all the hard work they’ve contributed to making this a great event. We are looking forward to continuing this celebration, and having more fun next year. From its roots, the Polar Bear Plunge has been about having fun in the winter, enjoying our beautiful surroundings, and providing financial support for great community causes. We are so honored to be a part of this.

Look forward to seeing you all next year!

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