Lake Lure Polar Plunge
A record breaking number of people braved near-frozen waters at the 6th Annual Lake Lure Polar Plunge. More than 200 entrants actually signed up and paid money for the chance to jump into 40 degree water Wednesday.
One participant came all the way from the Netherlands and ages ranged from 3 to 69. Despite the cold, many said it was a great way to start the year.
Proceeds from the event will go to the Hickory Nut Gorge Chamber. They hope to sponsor more marketable events in the area throughout the year.