THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
A group of 10 make the plunge.
Da Yooper Plunge Held New Years Day
Over 220 people participated in the fourth-annual Da Yooper Plunge held at noon at the Great Lake Memorial Marina in Menominee on New Years Day. Temperatures were below zero. Participants took to the plunge in costumes, fur coats and swim suits, along with bare feet, boots, slippers and flip-flops.
Award winners this year included MCC Icebreaker Derek Techmeier for most memorable plunge; MCC Icebreaker Hillary Hass for best female costume; LE Jones the gentleman in the wedding dress, Kyle Hatelak for best male costume; LE Jones for best team costume; and River Cities Community Pool for team who raised the most money.
Funds from the event help support the River Cities Community Pool, River Cities Streamliners Swim Team and DAR Boys and Girls Club.
An opening was pounded through the ice by a heavy duty excavator that was brought in. Then chunks of ice were removed so the plunge could take place. Each year the event has grown. Available this year were coffee, hot chocolate, and brats.
A thank you and awards party will be held Thursday, Feb. 27 at 5:30 p.m. at Murrays Irish Pub in Menominee.