The Polar Plunge

Participants in the 2013 Alpena Polar Plunge await their turn to jump into the Plaza Pool Saturday afternoon. After a brief dip, three participants in sumo wrestler costumes accept their awards. The event raised more than $6,000 for Special Olympics Michigan, Area Three Director Lorell Whitscell said. Thirty jumpers signed up for the event, some of them gathering at The Black Sheep afterward for the post-plunge party.