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Sea Isle City Polar Bear Plunge Set for February 18, 2012

POLAR BEAR PLUNGE WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTS:

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–2012 Polar Bear Plunge Weekend is Friday, Saturday and Sunday, February 17, 18 & 19 (President’s Day Weekend). The Polar Bear Prince, Princess, King and Queen will be crowned on Friday night, the Polar Bear Costume Contest is Saturday at noon, the Plunge itself is Saturday at 2:00 p.m., the Polar Bear 5K Run/1.5-mile Walk for Autism is Sunday at 12:15 p.m. and other activities will take place throughout the weekend (263-3756 or visit www.lacosta-seaisle.com).
–iPad Notebooks will be awarded to each winner of the 2012 Polar Bear Plunge King, Queen, Prince and Princess Contests on February 17 (courtesy of the SIC Chamber of Commerce & Revitalization). Also, the 2012 King and Queen will each receive two round-trip airline tickets onboard Spirit Airlines (courtesy of Longport Media & Kool 98.3 FM). To become a contestant, download an application form at www.seaislecitynj.us, or call 263-9090 (Prince and Princess Contest) or 263-3756 (King and Queen Contest) for more details.
–Polar Bear Plunge Volunteers are needed to register participants and give direction during the Plunge on February 18 and during the 5K Run for Autism on February 19. To volunteer during the plunge, please phone 263-3611. To volunteer during the 5K, please phone (609) 778-8418 or visit www.polarbearrunwalkforautism.com.
–A Polar Bear Plunge Jitney Service will be available on Saturday, February 18, starting at 9:00 a.m. and running into the late evening. The Jitney will make stops along Landis Avenue, JFK Boulevard and Park Road (Fish Alley). The fee to ride the Jitney will be $2 per person.
–Commemorative Polar Bear Plunge Beach Tags will be on sale during 2012 Plunge Weekend (not that you need a tag to take the plunge on February 18). The tags, which can be purchased at the Beach Tag Office during plunge weekend, will serve as regular seasonal beach passes for the summer of 2012. They cost $20 each (the pre-season beach tag price) and they make great gifts! For more info, visit www.seaislecitynj.us and click the “Government” and “Beach Tags” tabs.
–The Strathmere Ensemble will perform at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 19, inside the SIC United Methodist Church, JFK Boulevard and Park Road. Admission is free however donations are encouraged (263-9090).
–A Fish Fry Dinner Fund Raiser will be held at The Lobster Loft Restaurant on Sunday, February 19, 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., hosted by the Knights of Columbus and the Catholic Daughters of Saint Joseph Church to benefit their many charitable efforts throughout the year. Tickets are $20 per person (263-6171).

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