LACONIA — The eighth annual Winni Dip will bring teams of law enforcement officers from all over the state to the Margate Resort on Paugus Bay Saturday in a benefit event for the New Hampshire Special Olympics.
The Winni Dip has an '80s theme this year and has set a goal of raising $110,000 after raising $90,000 last year. A parade will be held at 11:30 a.m. where the participants will show off their costumes and be judged for their attire. At noon, the teams will take to the water at the Margate's beach, and, once participants have dried off and warmed up, there will be food and entertainment. As many as 20 teams and 100 police officers are expected.
The second annual High School Dip wiill be held on Sunday, following the same format, with an 11:30 a.m. parade and a noontime dash into the lake. Theme for this year's high school dip is school spirit. Also taking place at the same time on Sunday will be the fiirst-ever Middle School Plunge for younger students.
– Roger Amsden
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