A cold plunge, but well worth the shivers

Published: Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 04:36 PM.

I looked outside and saw ice still hanging from the trees. It was in that instance that I had a moment of weakness.

I called the Havelock Police Department.

"This is Ken Buday at the Havelock News," I said. "Do you know if they are still having the Polar Plunge today?"

After all, places farther north and west had some significant ice. Maybe the roads were too hazardous, even though the one outside my house was perfectly dry.

"Yes. They’re out there now getting set up," the response came.

The temperature was 38 degrees outside, and I was about to go swimming.

I made a pledge that I would take a dive as part of the police department’s Special Olympics fundraiser if I received $100 in pledges.

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