Despite chilly temperatures around 32 degrees and snowflakes starting to descend, a group of Polar Plungers gathered at Lake Monroe’s Paynetown Beach at 10 a.m. sharp on New Year’s Day to partake in an annual tradition.
Dressed in an assortment of attire ranging from Viking crowns to whimsical headgear, the intrepid group eagerly awaited the countdown to embark on an icy plunge into the frigid waters of Lake Monroe.
The group ran into the lake at 10 a.m. sharp. However, the biting cold quickly caught some off guard, prompting a swift retreat for a handful who sprinted back to the safety of the shore.
Amidst the flurry of snowflakes descending upon the scene, a few daring souls remained undeterred, choosing to brave the numbing waters, while others quickly dried off on the beach.
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