Hundreds take the Polar Bear Plunge on New Year's Day

Published on Wed, Jan 4, 2012
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Locals welcomed 2012 with a bracing dip in Birch Bay during the Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce’s annual Polar Bear Plunge, co-sponsored by Birch Bay Waterslides.
 
Hundreds turned out for the 29th annual event, many in costumes that have come to be a traditional amongst Polar Bear Plunge veterans.