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Sep. 24, 2020
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Fifty jumpers participate in Polar Bear Plunge 2020

By Alan Hope
The 22nd annual Polar Bear Plunge was deemed a success by organizers as it doubled in size from last year with participants ranging in ages from three to 78. 
As usual, Gainesville City Councilman George Wangemann started the event, this time with two granddaughters in tow. Building a legacy – this was his 20th year (out of a possible 22) participating.
The penguin (Tom Diaz of Atlanta) showed up once again along with many first timers. 
Jim O’Dell, of Lanier Canoe & Kayak Club said jumpers “came from Fort Lauderdale to Murrayville.”
“It was nice to have a steady water level along with clean water,” he said.

The event is a major fundraiser for the club. 
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