tlb_080126091838_2909Part of 2014 WinterFest in Blowing Rock, this year’s Polar Plunge will take place in Chetola Lake at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 25. If they don’t cut a hole in the ice, it will take place on Chetola Lake.

A select group (50–100 depending on weather conditions) of insane, costumed characters will compete for the coveted Golden Plunger Award by leaping into the ice-crusted waters of Chetola Lake while warmly-clad, hot-chocolate-sipping spectators line the shore and emergency workers keep a close eye on the proceedings.

John Carter of WBTV Charlotte will be guest emcee. Proceeds from the Polar Plunge will benefit the Western Youth Network and the Watauga Humane Society.

For more information visit www.blowingrockwinterfest.com.