Polar Bear jumpers take plunge for charities
The annual event, which has raised thousands for local charities, supported three different cancer charities this year: Stewart’s Caring Place in Fairlawn, Camp Quality Ohio and the American Cancer Society.
|Photos: Lew Stamp|
Uniontown resident Mandy Morrison, who added a Viking hat and socks to her swimsuit, also jumped, as pictured at left.
Kelly Pariso, who organized the event for the Portage Lakes Polar Bear Club, said 750 people took part in the ninth annual jump and helped raise $81,000, making it the most successful jump to date. “These numbers shattered all our records,” Pariso said. “It was a lot of fun.” He added that 3,000 spectators also came out for the event.
For more information on the event, go to portagelakespolarbearclub.com.
More Community News
- Downtown Akron retail, housing planned
- Sharon kicks off Christmas season
- Litchfield CLC accepted into IB program
- State auditor releases special report on open enrollment
- Falls Council hears utility audit report
- West Side News & Notes
- ADM Services Board recognizes Trailblazers
- Work on 2017 county budget continues
- Boston trustees discuss business not registered in JEDD
- Bath trustees reduce speed limit on Bonnebrook
- Bath Community Fund awards first grants
- Sharon trustees discuss Eagle Scout project
- Auditor releases report on open enrollment
- Lakemore lights up for holidays
- Downtown retail, housing planned on South Main
- Springfield district planning stadium improvements
- South Side News & Notes
Calendar of Events
- Helen Welch Trio; Jan Rookard and Ray McCall - 12/3/2016
- Glass Fusing: Make a Tiny Bowl - 12/3/2016
- Illusion Factory’s “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” - 12/3/2016
- Mind Your Own Beeswax Workshop - 12/3/2016
- Women’s Art League Show - 12/3/2016