Saturday, February 23, 2013

Polar Dip Thrills Crowds in A-Bay

   An enthusiastic crowd lined the shores of the St. Lawrence River at Bonnie Castle Resort in Alexandria Bay this afternoon to enjoy the Polar Bear Dip to benefit the River Hospital.
Over a Hundred Jumpers Dressed in Costume Took the Plunge
    The weather was pleasant, although a misty rain lingered. Temperatures were near forty and there was no wind. Bonnie Castle and the waterfront bar looked much better than last year now that new owners are there. Frankly, last year's event in the Rum Runner Lounge was ghetto, but it was much improved and cleaner this year.
 

Purple Girl Was Actually Quite Pretty With the Hood Off
 
            The real mystery going in was who would be the star coming out...I don't think Brittnee jumped, as I didn't see her and all the pre-event hype was over LaFargeville native and Rochester resident Jennifer Lynn Wansha. I recognized her from Newzjunky and introduced myself. She was quite charming and I met her dad as well.
Jennifer Tells Me There is a Meaning to Every Inch of Ink on Her
 
     I saw a few other people I knew and had a good time, but had to leave about an hour into it to get back to town.
      The event also celebrates the tenth anniversary of the River Hospital, a project that has survived despite the efforts of some in health care to sink it.  People in the Bay are truly proud of their community spirit in supporting the hospital.
A Good Time Was Had By All

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for covering the event.

Anonymous said...

Did Scott Gray jump????

Anonymous said...

Great to see genuinely happy people. Ten years running? Wonderful!! Nice coverage, Mayor.
Gonna start hangin at your pub.

Anonymous said...

I would have decorated her back for free. It wouldn't have been permanent but it would have looked better.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, there's a meaning to every inch of that back, I'm sure. Deep stuff.

Anonymous said...

The inked up back looks like a hodge podge of nothing. I'm sure it will look every more lovely in about 25 years.

Anonymous said...

I wonder what her, well, the rest of her looks like. Does she sell photos?

Anonymous said...

I love when they say "every tatto tells a story".

If you have to explain every tat when someone asks what the 'story' is, the tattoo has failed.

Anonymous said...

why do some of you have to run her down,it's not your business what she does with her body,and she raised money for a good cause.Geez quit being so grinchy them tight shoes gotta be squeezin the toes!

Anonymous said...

redundant:
...tattoo has failed...

Anonymous said...

Which is more insensitive...
letting her know that her tattoos are stupid?
or not commenting on them so she continues to believe they are cool...so and some other misguided young girl decides to give it a try?