By Amy Berg, Staff Writer
Members of the Fairfax Ambulance-Fire-Rescue Crew are jumping in a lake again this February. The icy dip is not only a way to awaken the senses during the cold winter months, but also a way to give to a great cause.
For the second year in a row, they are participating in the 18th Annual Polar Plunge at Hallet’s Pond in St. Peter on Saturday, February 7. Plunges begin at 1 p.m.
All of the money raised for the Polar Plunge goes to the Minnesota Special Olympics and is organized by the Minnesota Law Enforcement. The Polar Plunge added four locations this year, for a grand total of 20 different plunge locations throughout Minnesota.
Last year the Fairfax group alone raised $3,400 for the cause. The total amount raised for the plunge in St. Peter was over $120,000.
Fire Chief Joel Grejtak brought the idea to his crewmembers last year, but this will be the third year he is doing it. He did his first jump with his two daughters.
“We just decided to go ahead and try it,” he said.
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