2010 Lake Elmore Polar Plunge
The Rotary Club of Morrisville is at it again by sponsoring the 2nd annual LAKE ELMORE POLAR PLUNGE (January 30, 2009 at 11:00 a.m.) to be located at Elmore Town Hall on the frozen shores of beautiful Lake Elmore, Vermont. Half the proceeds will be directed to the Lamoille County chapter of Habitat for Humanity to help jumpstart their organization and provide affordable housing.
There will be a registration/donations party prior to the Plunge on Friday, January 29, 2010 (from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.) at the River Arts building located in beautiful downtown Morrisville. Plungers can pick up their free towel and special gift at this time.
On the day of the Plunge, jumpers are encouraged to arrive an hour or so before the swim. Parking is available at the Elmore School, Elmore Town Clerk’s driveway, Elmore Methodist Church and Lake Elmore State Park by the beach house (on Beach Road). A warming tent (next to the Town Hall) will be provided so participants can change and prepare for the plunge. Once cued, plungers will be led out of the tent and onto the ice. The time on the ice will be brief. Then the plunge! Upon scurrying out of the swimming hole, participants will then be ushered back into the tent to dry-off and warm up. Expect congratulations for having done something completely nuts. All plungers will receive a free gift for their efforts! Once senses have returned, plungers are then invited to the Town Hall where free warm beverages and snacks will be provided.
Applications may be submitted on the day of the event. If alone, the applicant should raise $150.00 dollars to participate. If part of a team (teams consist of four (4)) then the team is strongly encouraged to raise $500.00 (or $125 per team member). Feel free to wear a costume, and if part of a team, try to come up with a theme. An award shall be given to best costume, best team costume and biggest fundraiser. Make sure all donations are made out to the Morrisville Rotary Club. Participants can either deliver or mail your registration/donations prior to January 29, 2010 to Sargent Law Office located at 29 Bridge Street, P.O. Box 696, Morrisville, VT 05661. *If you use the mail system make sure your registration/donations are sent at least four days before the event*. If you prefer, plungers can also bring their registration/donations to the Elmore Town Hall on the morning of the event. Your efforts will be greatly appreciated!!!
- No diving.
- No wet or dry suits permitted.
- Shoes or heavy duty socks should be worn (you will be on ice).
- Special costumes are encouraged.
- Most importantly, have fun!!!
Please reference our webpage for updates leading up to the event at www.morrisvillerotaryclub.org.