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Polar Bear Plunge: Noon Tomorrow

COEUR d'ALENE -- It's a tradition that goes on each New Year's Day and dates back to the late 1970s, no matter if it's freezing, snowing, raining or a combination of all three.

Yes, it's the polar bear plunge in the Lake City. The 31st annual charge into Lake Coeur d'Alene will be at noon Friday at Sanders Beach. An expected 500 or so -- with about an equal crowd on hand to watch -- will dash into the lake, dive under, and rush out with a scream. More.

Gosh. As much as I'd love to be there, I'll have to take a pass this year. But since I'm blogsitting, there isn't any reason DFO can't join the fun, now is there? But maybe the blogmeister might be all tuckered out from running the Hangover Handicap?

I'll await your reports.

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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.