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Get ‘Freezin for a Reason’ with Harmony Polar Plunge

Proceeds from the event benefit local parks and the Harmony Volunteer Fire Company.

Here’s one (cold) way to dip into 2013.

On New Year’s Day, the Friends of the Zelienople-Harmony Park will hold its second annual Polar Bear Plunge. Called “Freezin’ for a Reason,” the plunge benefits Harmony’s parks as well at the Harmony Volunteer Fire Company.

The event begins at 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 1 with a warm-up at the Historic Harmony Inn in Harmony. The plunge will take place at 1 p.m. at the canoe launch at the end of Jackson Street in Harmony.

If you register online before Dec. 28, the cost is $23 per person. On the day of the event, the cost is $25 per person.

All plungers will recieve a T-Shirt. There also will be prizes for "Best Costume" and for the team that raises the most funds.

For the online application, click here.

Last year, about 75 people took the plunge into the Connoquenessing Creek. The event raised more than $4,200 for local parks.

To watch scenes from last year's event, click on the video.

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