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Polar Bear Plunge to benefit ailing children

Hague swim Feb. 17

The Polar Bear Plunge is a highlight of the Hague Winter Weekend. The 2013 plunge will be held at 2 p.m. at the Trout House Village dock with registration at 1 p.m.

The Polar Bear Plunge is a highlight of the Hague Winter Weekend. The 2013 plunge will be held at 2 p.m. at the Trout House Village dock with registration at 1 p.m. Photo by Nancy Frasier.

— People with warm hearts will take a cold plunge for children as part of the annual Hague Winter Weekend.

The Polar Bear Plunge, part of the Hague event, will benefit the WOKO Big Change Round Up that supports the Vermont Children’s Hospital.

The plunge will be held Sunday, Feb. 17, at 2 p.m. at the Trout House Village dock. Registration begins at 1 p.m.

“Radio personalities from WOKO will be on hand to cheer on the participants as they plunge into the icy waters of Lake George,” said Tom Haskell, an event planner. “Last year’s event had over 100 participants and raised over $5,000.

“Each person who takes the plunge receives a free hat and certificate,” he added. “Participants are encouraged to obtain pledges from family, friends and co-workers. Prizes will be awarded for the most money collected. This year prizes will be awarded for the most donations collected by an individual and also for the group that collects the most money. Businesses are encouraged to recruit an employee and sponsor them for the plunge. In addition to bragging rights the group or business with the most pledges will be awarded a plaque for their achievement.”

Pledge sheets are available from the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce, the Hague Community Center or by contacting Meg Haskell at mhaskell14@yahoo.com or at 585- 9890.

“Come join us and support the WOKO Big Change Round up and the Vermont Children’s Hospital,” Tom Haskell said.

The annual Hague Winter Weekend will be held Feb. 15-17.

Activities will get under way Friday, Feb. 15, with the Snow Queen Pageant at the Hague Community Center at 7 p.m. The Beste Scholarship will be presented during intermission.

Saturday, Feb. 16, there will be a firemen’s breakfast 7 to 11 a.m. at the Hague fire house; the Rotary silent auction will also be 7 to 11 a.m. at the fire house; snowmobile rides will be noon to 3 p.m. at the Hague Fish & Game Club; and there will be winter games.

There will be cross country skiing Sunday, Feb. 17, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rogers Rock Campsite. The Polar Bear Plunge will be held at 2 p.m.

The sixth annual chili bake-off will be held at 3 p.m. at the Hague fire house. It will feature chili, salads, hot dogs, refreshments, raffles and music. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children older than age 5. To enter a chili call Pat Hintze at 543-6502.

For more information on the Hague Winter Weekend contact the Hague Chamber of Commerce at 543-6441.

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