Sunday, January 27, 2013
The annual Polar Bear Plunge capped off the three-day New Baltimore Lions Club Winterfest fundraiser in downtown New Baltimore.
Late January cold and ice didn't stop Polar Bear Plungers from braving frigid Anchor Bay waters Sunday for charity. Defying reason and comfortable body temperatures, teams of plungers eased onto the icy lake to dip into a makeshift pool for the New Baltimore Lions Club Winterfest fundraiser. The annual event drew a large crowd that spilled onto the pier and shoreline at Burke Park. See our photo gallery and video here. Did you participate in the Polar Bear Plunge? Tell us about your experience in the comments' section below.
View the lineup for the fundraiser in downtown New Baltimore.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The New Baltimore Lions Club is hosting its 20th annual Winterfest, bringing back many fun events during the three-day celebration in Macomb County.
A three-day winter celebration packed with fun activities and events will take place in nearby New Baltimore this January. Thousands of people are expected to attend the New Baltimore Lions Clubs’ 20th annual Winterfest, scheduled for Jan. 25-27 in the city’s downtown area. Winterfest 2013 kicks off Friday, Jan. 25 with a youth dodge ball tournament at 6 p.m. in the New Baltimore Recreation Center. “Friday night, we’re doing an event called ‘Hots, Brats and Blues,’” Lions Club President and Winterfest Chairman Fred Kopson said. Hot dogs, bratwurst and beverages will be served that night. The Jamie Coe Band takes the stage at 7 p.m. Jan. 25. The band plays blues, Motown and classic rock, he said. The lucky envelopes raffle is set for 9:45 p…
Sunday, January 29, 2012
The annual dip into Anchor Bay took place Sunday during the New Baltimore Lions' Club three-day Winterfest in downtown New Baltimore.
Some brave souls rushed the lake Sunday for a good cause during the annual Polar Bear Plunge in New Baltimore. With snow falling, roughly 200 plungers charged Anchor Bay from Burke Park during the 19th annual Winterfest in the city's downtown. "It only hurts for a little while," said seasoned plunger Earl Dunn, 49 of Chesterfield Township. His wife, Theresa Dunn, 44, admitted nerves were settling in before the plunge. But she said they subsided in time for her to join her husband and 17-year-old son, Robert, an Anchor Bay High student on the Air Force Junior ROTC plunge team spearheaded by Col. Jeff Carrothers. "He only has one year left of high school, so I wanted to do something with him," said Dunn, adding her son has participated …
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Editor Jenny Whalen crosses Polar Bear Plunge off her bucket list and offers video proof of the adventure.
Bucket List Item No. 9: Participate in a Polar Bear Plunge. Check! That's right ladies and gents, at approximately 2:30 p.m. Sunday, I walked off a set of wooden planks and into the ice-covered waters of Anchor Bay. As promised, I participated the 10th annual Polar Bear Plunge in New Baltimore and froze my Patch off. And to prove it, I put it all on video–enjoy!