Take your pick this Saturday for the Polar Plunge event you want to attend. Perhaps you might want to do both? Quincy's Polar Plunge, in its 12th year, begins at 12:15 and Hannibal's Polar Plunge, in its 5th year, begins at 2 that afternoon. Both are fundraising events for Special Olympics.
We're coming up on Polar Plunge season, when lunatics brave citizens will raise money for Special Olympics by jumping in -- sometimes taking a swim in -- a frozen lake. These events are always successful, and participants and teams look forward to plunging each year. If the thought of jumping in a lake that had to be ice picked moments before sounds just a little odd to you, wait until you hear wh
If you were there early Saturday at the 10th Annual Polar Plunge at Moorman Lake in Quincy you know how thick the ice was and how hard the Quincy Fire Department worked to open the water at the beach area.