Ring of Fire and Hope and Polar Bear Plunge

Published on Wed, Jan 8, 2014
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Birch Bay residents and visitors came out in droves to commemorate the passing of 2013 and celebrate the hope and possiblity of the year ahead. Using flares, fireworks and lanterns, they lit up the night sky on New Year’s Eve during the annual Ring of Fire and Hope celebration, and then took to the chilly bay waters on New Year’s Day for a fresh start during the 31st annual Polar Bear Plunge. Here are a few of our favorite moments.