While the air temperature was not bad, the Potomac River was still bitterly cold Saturday for the ninth annual Polar Plunge in Colonial Beach.
More than 20 people took to the water behind Dockside Restaurant and Tiki Bar to benefit the Colonial Beach Public Schools field trip fund. Many more people who were not brave enough to dive in gathered to watch the event, listen to the bands and support the fund by buying food from Dockside.
Dockside donated 10 percent of the cost of food to the fund on top of the plungers taking donations for their walk into the frigid river. While not as cold as last year, when there was ice in the Potomac during the event, the water was much higher than normal due to this year’s rain and the event hitting during high tide.
Local hair and photography salon, Chany’s, owned by Tara Seeber, helped push the event with two of their employees, Maddie Law and Jamie Trowbridge, jumping together raising more than $400 alone.
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Dedicated participants jumped into the icy-cold
Potomac River to benefit local schools.