Polar Bears Invade Branson's Westside - Freezin' For A Reason
The second annual Polar Bear Plunge was a hit. Branson police chief Carroll McCollough was almost right when he stated, "I was only there for the chili." I went for the chili and to get a shot of the Chief wearing a speedo. Speedo's and freezing cold water are a great combination for a photo shoot. I threatened to re-publish this shot each time I had a story coming from the Branson police department. He wore his Scooby shorts instead.
Freezin' For a reason. Kudos to the brave who took a dip for the team. It was a team committed to building a better society. A minimum 50 dollar donation from sponsors gained entry for the fund raising event. Proceeds went to the Special Olympics. A parade, free chili and hot cocoa were part of the action before watching Branson's best take a dip in the 42 degree water of Table Rock Lake.
Vonda Sheets will be writing about the event in tomorrow's paper.
This is a great event for a great cause and those that dared enter the cold - You've earned my admiration, respect for your inspiring sacrifice. Nest year....I'm going in. Special thanks to those that chose to "bear" the cold to help others.