Polar bears would have felt right at home with the group gathered in Mosquito Lake State Park this afternoon.
The ground was covered with snow, the lake was a sheet of ice and the air temperature — about 16 degrees, was well below freezing.
That didn’t stop people from participating in the eighth annual Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics.
A costume contest was part of the event.
This year, ice needed to be cut away to create a space for the plungers.
About 140 people participated, said Paige Ludwig, marketing and development director for Special Olympics Ohio. She anticipates the event will raise $25,000.
Read more about the event and the participants in Sunday's Vindicator or on Vindy.com.