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Let’s Be Chilly

The 19th Annual Snowflake Plunge might be missing the snowflakes this year, but not the brave souls diving in for two important causes. You could be one of them.

Jumping into the bone-chilling water of Union Lake wearing nothing but a Speedo and some flip-flops in the dead of winter may seem crazy to most people, but for these die-hard swimmers, it’s worth the goosebumps. How BRRRave are you?

On Saturday, February 25, at 12 noon, the Millville Recreation Department will host its 19th Annual Snowflake Plunge at Union Lake Beach, located at 1414 Canal Street. This year’s proceeds are going to two causes—New Jersey Make-A-Wish Foundation to help grant wishes for children with critical illnesses and the Alzheimer’s Association to help them accelerate the progress of new treatments, preventions, and ultimately a cure for Alzheimer’s and all other dementia.

The Millville Recreation Department and The Millville Eagles 1836 would like to pay extra recognition to Mr. X this year. All funds raised for Alzheiemer’s Association will be donated in his honor. So come out and support the man who always supports us.

There is a $10 fee for participating in the plunge, which will be donated to the foundation of your choosing. All participants are encouraged to pre-register for the fun event by obtaining a registration form from the Millville Recreation Department at the Millville Senior Center, located at 1500 S. 2nd Street in Millville.

You must be at least 10 years of age to participate, and anyone between the ages of 10 years to 17 years old, must be accompanied by an adult. You do not have to be a Millville resident to participate, but must be in good health. Costumes are welcome, especially for the plunge.

Don’t forget to bring a towel and dry clothes to warm up. Participants can defrost in a bus where the temperature will be toasty and warm. After the plunge, everyone is encouraged to stop by The Millville Eagles 1836, located at 141 W. Foundry Street for the Warm Up Party. n

For more information, contact the Millville Recreation Department at 856-825-7000, ext. 7394.

If Cold Water Isn’t Your Thing…

others will dive in for you—Mr. X (International Man of Mystery), The Queen of the Plunge, The Creature from the 3rd Cove, The Little Princess, Commissioner Ben Romanik and Mayor Lisa Orndorf.

Spectators are encouraged to make a $5 donation. Last year, over $10,000 was raised for New Jersey Make-A-Wish Foundation.