Monday, December 11, 2023

Long Lake Hosts Polar Plunge Dec. 30

cowboys polar plunge Long Lake 2018

The Town of Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department along with support from the Long Lake Fire Department and the Long Lake Rescue Squad join forces for the “Feeling Long Lakey Polar Bear Plunge” on Dec. 30, at noon. The event kicks off on Saturday of New Years weekend at the Long Lake Town Beach.

This is a fundraising event to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. Participants will be eligible to win prizes for Best Costume, Most Money Raised by an Individual, Most Money Raised by a Team and Best Plunge Technique. Fundraising efforts support Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) programs and services, which are provided at no cost to warriors and their families.  Through their efforts at the community level, the “Feeling Long Lakey Polar Plunge” is directly supporting WWP programs and services for warriors, which include access to mental and physical health care, employment assistance, and education services.
Long Lake polar plunge cannon ball

Registration will be held at the Adirondack Hotel from 11am – 11:30am on Saturday, December 30th with the plunge kicking off at Noon at the Town Beach. The Long Lake Fire
Department will be on site to cut the ice and help manage the safety of the Polar Bears and the Long Lake Rescue Squad will be on site checking participants blood pressure. The
Parks and Recreation department is seeking volunteers to be on site to hand out towels, and handle registrations.
Bring towels, robes, warm clothes and must wear shoes. There is a heated public restroom at the location and participants will have access to the building to change and to
warm up.

Pre-Registration materials and Wounded Warrior Pledge sheets will be available on-line at and at the Long Lake Town Office Building, 1130 Deerland Road weekdays from 8:30am – 5pm. Call 518-624-3077 for more information.

Long Lake Polar plunge: RUBBER DUCKS PLUNGING
In addition to the Polar Plunge, the Town of Long Lake will also be hosting “Souper Saturday” on Saturday, December 30 th . On Saturday December 30th, check out a one-of-a-
kind dining event to dovetail with the Polar Plunge called “Souper Saturday.” Local chefs serve up their creative takes on soups, stews, and chilis. All day on Saturday, December
30th stop in any restaurant in Long Lake for a four-ounce serving of soup for $3. Souper Saturday participating restaurants include the ADK Trading Post, Adirondack Hotel,
Brookside Hops & Hoagies, Owl’s Head Pub and the Long View Lodge.



Photos provided by Town of Long Lake Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Department
Top: “Non-Singing-Cowboys” take the Polar Plunge in 2018
Bottom: “Rubber Ducks” plunging


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