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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Brandywine Red Clay Association's Polar Plunge 2016 Fundraiser

Hi everyone,

I hope this blog entry finds you in good spirits. On Saturday, February 20th I am taking the plunge - as in polar plunge - for the Brandywine Red Clay Association.  I am holding a fundraiser for their cause, which is very important for the world we live in. The mission of the Brandywine Red Clay Association is to protect water, the ecosystems of the water sheds,  and offer Environmental Education for the Brandywine Valley. I'm only asking for $5.

I've been participating in these plunges for the past five years. I look forward to the Brandywine Polar Plunge each year and fundraising for this wonderful cause.  I also enjoy the costume contest; actually, that is my absolute favorite part of the Polar Plunge.

This year, as I was discussing this morning at the library, I am going to dress up as the Black Swan. I usually make costumes out of clothing and materials I have lying around the house. I feel like getting my tutu out, getting wings and a tiara, and just have fun with it. It would definitely be a conversation piece, like the snow wizard costume was a few years ago. It won me honorable mention! Here are some albums from previous years:

If you would care to donate $5 for the Brandywine Red Clay Association, you can either donate via Go Fund Me or you can send it directly to me via PayPal (

Thank you for your support. I hope you all enjoy your weekend.





  1. Always a fun, but shivery event. My niece plunges into Lake Erie on Jan. 1 each year.

    1. I bet that must be neat! This is relatively small, but it's always a blast. With how weird our winter has been this year with a roller coaster of temperatures, it'll be interesting to see the weather on 2/20!

  2. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    I just sent you $5 via PayPal. I admire your courage for taking the icy plunge every year. Down here in Tarpon Springs, Florida, Greek American youths dive into the cold water on Jan. 6 to salvage the cross from the bottom in the annual Epiphany festival. I also remember the Groundhog Day tradition in which members of the groundhog lodge dubbed "baby groundhogs" (men wearing only diapers) take an icy plunge in the river on February 2nd every year.

    Good luck to you when you take the plunge, dear friend!

    1. Hi Shady,

      Thank you so much for your donation! I really do appreciate it. :)

      Hmmm, I never knew about the plungers on Groundhog's Day - that's coming up on Tuesday and I'm anticipating to hear Phil's weather report. I'll have to keep my ears open about the plungers too! I bet that is fun!

      Thank you, dear friend!