The 2018 Polar Plunge has been rescheduled for this Saturday, March 17, at Lake Wilhelmina, at 4:00 p.m. Registration will begin at 3:00 p.m. for all those participating in the plunge. This event raises funds for Arkansas Special Olympics, and this year, this funding is as important as ever. Three Polk County Special Olympics athletes and one coach are part of Team Arkansas, which is competing in the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games, which will place this July in Seattle, Washington. The local athletes are Mena High School students Maddie Fletcher and Jesse Ezell, and PCDC member Krista Carstens. MHS Independent Living Teacher Elizabeth Tompkins will serve as a coach on Team Arkansas.
The Polar Plunge was originally scheduled for February 24, but had to be postponed due to excessive rain and flooding in the area.