More than $25,000 raised for charity during Polar Fest Plunge

More than $25,000 raised for charity during Polar Fest Plunge Click to Enlarge

DETROIT LAKES (KDLM) - With temperatures below freezing on Saturday, 121 people jumped into Detroit Lake as part of the annual Polar Fest Plunge raising money for the Boys and Girls Club.

This year's plunge raised more than $25,000 for the Boys and Girls Club of Detroit Lakes, a nonprofit that has provided out-of-school programming for children of all ages since 1957.

Polar Fest, the 12 day festival in and around Detroit Lakes will wrap up Presidents Day, Feb. 19. This year's Polar Fest drew thousands of visitors for events like the Poles 'n Holes Fishing Derby, Polar Explorer Ann Bancroft, a Great Polar Race, an expanded Polarpalooza Tubing Night, Polar Fest Plunge and the 600,000 pound, 32-foot-hight Ice Palace on Little Detroit Lake near the Pavilion.

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