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Brave Polar Bear Plungers Conquer Anchor Bay

The annual Polar Bear Plunge capped off the three-day New Baltimore Lions Club Winterfest fundraiser in downtown New Baltimore.

Late January cold and ice didn't stop Polar Bear Plungers from braving frigid Anchor Bay waters Sunday for charity.

Defying reason and comfortable body temperatures, teams of plungers eased onto the icy lake to dip into a makeshift pool for the New Baltimore Lions Club Winterfest fundraiser.

The annual event drew a large crowd that spilled onto the pier and shoreline at Burke Park.

See our photo gallery and video here.

Did you participate in the Polar Bear Plunge? Tell us about your experience in the comments' section below.

Ann January 28, 2013 at 03:28 PM
Great job to all the Plungers, especially those in memory of Justin Mello! Thank you all!
Maximus Max January 28, 2013 at 05:18 PM
That group of penguins wins a special prize! They were so funny waddling out to the hole!
Christina Reed Thurau January 28, 2013 at 05:45 PM
I am honored to say I was part of Team Mello! We were a HUGE success this year because of the generosity of our friends, family and local businesses. A big thank you goes out to my other courageous plungers! Love and miss you Justin!
Dean Johnson January 28, 2013 at 05:58 PM
Would like to join in the fun next year with our 80's party 4am Purpose team for Military Blue Star Mothers and Great Lakes Burn Camp for Kids www.80sparty4apurpose.org
Kim Delpiano February 01, 2013 at 04:02 PM
Michael Delpiano and his ROTC class ROCKS!!!!

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