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polarPlunge1Camp Clearwater is planning to welcome the new year by inviting hearty souls to take a dip in White Lake during the fourth annual Polar Plunge.

At noon on Friday, Jan. 1, the plunge will take place near the arcade as people will run into White Lake for a quick dip or a swim. Nearly 50 people participated in the plunge on Jan. 1, 2014, and about 30 ran into the water on Jan. 1, 2015, when the water temperature was 42 degrees. The plunge is open to the public and spectators are welcome.

The New Year’s Day forecast, according to the National Weather Service, calls for mostly cloudy conditions with a high of 55 degrees.

The event began in 2013 when former Army soldier Ray Goodin challenged ex-Marine Al Pingree to jump into White Lake on New Year’s Day.

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