Wednesday, December 26, 2012
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. …
Monday, January 2, 2012
Participants are 'Freezin' for a Reason' to support the Zelienople-Harmony Park on New Year's Day.
As she emerged shivering from the Connoquenessing Creek, Dominique French could jokingly be heard shouting maybe she had made the wrong choice. “It was so freezing,” she said later while bundled up in a towel. The Portersville resident was one of 75 people who took a dip in the creek on New Year’s Day as part of the Friends of the Zelienople-Harmony Park’s first Polar Bear Plunge. Dubbed “Freezin’ for a Reason,” the plunge benefits community projects for the park in Zelienople. The Harmony Inn, Subway and the Fox’s Pizza Den in Zelienople also sponsored the event. As for French, she said she let herself be talked into the plunge by her dad, Gabe French, who runs the open mic night at the Harmony Inn. Also bundled in the towel, the elder …
Participants dive into the Connoquenessing Creek Sunday to benefit the Zelienople-Harmony Friends of the Park.
On New Year’s Day, the Friends of the Zelienople-Harmony Park held its first annual Polar Bear Plunge. Called “Freezin’ for a Reason,” the plunge benefits community projects for the park in Zelienople. About 75 people participated in the plunge. If you know someone who took a dip in the cold Connoquenessing Creek on Sunday, leave them a shout-out in the comment section below.