Cheerfully chilly: Take the plunge or watch from the pier |

Cheerfully chilly: Take the plunge or watch from the pier

The Polar Plunge takes place on Sunday. The event benefits the food pantry.
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On Sunday, the Tahoe Keys Association will celebrate its third annual Tahoe Keys Polar Bear Plunge to benefit Christmas Cheer, a local food bank.

Low water level will not stop volunteers from plunging into the beautiful waters of Lake Tahoe at the beach in front of the Tahoe Keys Pavilion. Registration takes place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. with the plunge at noon sharp.

Spectators and plunging contestants will be served warm drinks and appetizers. Prizes will be offered for the best costumes, (wearer’s choice) and for categories such as the “first head under water.” The South Lake Tahoe Fire Department will signal the start of the plunge with their siren.

Take the plunge or just watch from the pier. There is a requested cash donation of $25 per person to swim or sponsor a swimmer. Those who don’t want to brave the cold water can bring a donation of a nonperishable food item to the event to be a spectator.

“We are excited to make this happen again, to feed those in our community who are in need,” Allison Jones said. “Many companies either donate their time, their food or their staff. Last year, a local business brought 11 of their staff members to swim as a group! Many caring individuals donate their warmth for a few minutes, and the fire department donates time to make sure the swimmers are safe for the duration of the event.”

The bold, daring and caring should call Community Ink, Inc. at (530) 582-9012 for more information about how to participate in this cause, or visit to download sign up forms.

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