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By Jaryd Cline
Sports Editor 

Take the Plunge to support Parks and Rec programs


December 27, 2017

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Participants in last year's Polar Plunge storm into the Columbia River on New Year's Day 2017.

There still is time to sign up for one of the New Year's coolest annual traditions. And by coolest, that literally means that you will most likely be colder than you ever have.

The Polar Plunge is set for the 11th straight year on New Year's Day at Maryhill State Park and registration is open until the start of the event at 10 a.m.

On every New Year's Day at 10 a.m. sharp, the brave participants bare the cold temperatures and the freezing water, and take a plunge into the frigid Columbia River.

However, the event is over shortly after it starts so be down at Maryhill at least a few minutes before 10. The event lasts as long as the participants can remain in the 40 degree temperatures of...

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