Hague The Polar Bear Plunge, part of the annual Hague Winter Weekend, will assist ailing children.
The plunge will be held Sunday, Feb. 19. Registration will begin at 1 p.m. at the Trout House Village dock with the actual plunge at 2 p.m.
The swim in icy Lake George will benefit the WOKO Big Change Round Up, which raises money for The Vermont Children’s Hospital. Radio personalities from WOKO will be on hand to cheer on the participants as they plunge into the icy waters of Lake George.
Last year’s event had 60 participants and raised over $2,700. Each person who takes the plunge receives a free T-shirt and certificate. Participants are encouraged to obtain pledges from family, friends and co-workers. Prizes will be awarded for the most money collected. Last year’s winner was Martha Crammond who collected almost $400, followed closely by Mickey Fitzgerald.
Anyone wishing to take the plunge can obtain pledge sheets from the Ticonderoga Chamber of Commerce, The Hague Community Center, or by contacting Meg Haskell at email@example.com or at 585-9890.
Hague will host its 39th annual Winter Weekend Feb. 17-19. Formerly known as the winter carnival, the event is held the weekend prior to President’s Day in Hague.
The focal point of the weekend is the town’s Beste Scholarship Fund. All proceeds will go toward the scholarship fund.
The annual Beste Scholarship dinner and awards ceremony will be held Saturday, Feb. 18, at 6 p.m. at the Hague fire house at the intersection of Route 8 and West Hague Road. The dinner of salad, beef bourguignon, seafood newburg, egg noodles, broccoli, bread, cookies, cream puffs, brownies, coffee, tea and iced beverages will be catered by the Silver Bay YMCA of the Adirondacks.
Tickets for the event are priced at $15 for adults.
The event will include the Rotary Club silent auction at 6 p.m., the scholarship presentation at 7 p.m. and a 50-50 raffle.