By Paul Schmitt
Over 700 enthusiastic swimmers participated in the 31st Annual Jacksonport Polar Bear Club plunge on Sunday. The New Year’s Day tradition that dates back to 1986 was under ideal weather conditions as the air temperature was 35 degrees at the noon plunge time. Original organizer J.R. Jarosh says he ranks Sunday’s event as one of the best ever.
Participants and spectators dropped off nonperishable food items and cash donations at the free event that will be donated to Door County’s Feed My People.