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Ice-cutters needed at this year's Polar Plunge at Mosquito



Published: Sat, January 18, 2014 @ 7:58 p.m.

CORTLAND

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.


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