To The Daily Sun,
The 9th Annual Salvation Army Turkey Plunge will take place on Saturday November 23 at Opechee Cove Beach. Gates open at 11 a.m. with sponsored plungers taking a dip in Lake Opechee starting at 12 noon. This is a fun family event with many Plungers wearing costumes for the Plunge. Funds generated from this event support the many worthy programs of the local branch of the Salvation Army including the only homeless shelter in Belknap County, the Salvation Army's Carey House. Over 100 Plungers are expected with hundreds more spectators there to cheer them on.
Following the Plunge, a delicious luncheon will be served at the Laconia Middle School cafeteria. Restaurants donating food for the luncheon include Patrick's Pub & Eatery, Kitchen Cravings, Lago, Hart's Turkey Farm, T-Bones, Fratello's and O Steak & Seafood. Desserts and service will be supplied by the Culinary Arts students of the Lakes Region Community College and beverages are compliments of Coca-Cola of Northern New England. The general public is invited to the luncheon for a $5 per person donation while Plungers eat for free. Raffle prizes will be awarded to some lucky attendees. Anyone interested in taking the Plunge for the Salvation Army or simply to make a Plunge donation may visit the website www.saturkeyplunge.org. or calling the office at 524-1834. The Turkey Plunge Committee is also requesting any local business with a marquee or electronic message board to promote the Turkey Plunge by placing a public service message on their sign for a day or two between now and November 23 promoting the Plunge. Thanks to all our supporters and we hope to see you at Opechee Cove Beach for the Plunge!