Feeling Long Lakey Polar Plunge Saturday

Barbara Taylor plunges as a Long Lake Lion as Judge Jim Bateman looks on. (Photo provided)

LONG LAKE – The town of Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department, the Long Lake Rescue Squad and the Long Lake Fire Department join forces for the fourth annual Feeling Long Lakey Polar Plunge on Saturday, Dec. 30 at the Long Lake Town Beach.

This event is a benefit for High Peaks Hospice. Funds collected for High Peaks Hospice will support the certification and training for three Hospice nurses serving the Adirondack North Country region with a goal of $3,750 to be raised.

Prizes will be awarded for Best Costume, Best Team Theme, Most Money Raised by an Individual, Most Money Raised by a Team and Best Plunge Technique.

Registration and blood pressure checks will be held at the Adirondack Hotel from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday with the plunge slated for 1 p.m. at the town beach.

Participants are asked to bring towels, robes and warm clothes. There will be access to a warm public restroom on site. Warm busses will be used as holding areas at the beach before and after the plunge. Limited changing space will be available at the Adirondack Hotel.

An after party and awards ceremony for the Feeling Long Lake Polar Plunge will be held at the Adirondack Hotel, starting at 2 p.m.

Peter Michael Marino will emcee the event in 2017 returning with his hilarious banter and comic showmanship. Most recently, Marino has been seen in Long Lake in October performing his one-man solo comedy, “Show Up.” Marino will be doing double duty on Saturday by performing his one-man show in an encore performance at the Adirondack Hotel at 6 p.m.

Pre-Registration materials and High Peaks Hospice Pledge sheets are available at the Long Lake Town Office Building, 1130 Deerland Road weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Call 518-624-3077 or online at www.mylonglake.com under Winter Events and Calendar of Events.