LACONIA — Thomas Turkey, aka "Tommy", is pleased to announce a new website for the annual Turkey Plunge. The site, created just to support the Lakes Region Salvation Army, is www.saturkeyplunge.org.
Individuals can log on at this site and identify a team or individual plunger and then make a pledge using a credit card. "With just a few days to go till the Plunge on Saturday, we need to make this our best year yet for pledging support" said Tommy. Tommy reminds all that this year's Plunge will be at Opechee Cove Beach in Laconia with gates opening at 10 a.m. followed by costume judging, picture taking and warm-up exercises. The first Plunge Team will hit the water at 12 Noon.
Following the Plunge, everyone is invited to attend the luncheon at the nearby Laconia Middle School. Plungers eat for free while the general public is asked to make a $5 donation. Culinary Arts students from LRCC will be serving chili, chowder, soups and stews from some of the area's finest restaurants as well as luscious desserts baked by the college students.
This year the Plunge Committee has received support from newcomers Junior's Crush House and Big Cat Coffees. They join Hart's, Patrick's Pub, Kitchen Cravings, Fratellos, O Steak & Seafood, T-Bones, Lago and Coca Cola of Northern New England as prime sponsors of the Plunge luncheon. An array of gift cards and services will be awarded as door prizes at the luncheon.