Chill Out and Warm Up- and Help Make Wishes Come True

By Jayne Ann Bugda |

Published 02/07 2014 12:57AM

Updated 02/07 2014 01:01AM

Head over to Deer Lake on Saturday, March 8, 2014 for a fun-filled day of events benefiting Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia. If you are feeling brave enough to take on the frigid waters, the Polar Plunge begins at 1 p.m. Afterwards, warm up with the Chili Cook Off from 3-5 p.m.
To participate in the Polar Plunge, you must raise donations by pledges, the minimum being $50 to jump. Breakfast for those preparing to take the plunge will be at 10 a.m. at Deer Lake Pub, where 10% of the food sales all day will go to Make-A-Wish®. Throughout the day, there will be hot food and beverages available for purchase, a Chinese Auction hosted by the Deer Lake Fire Company, and T-shirts provided for the participants. For those participating in the Chili Cook-Off, the cost is $5 to enter one crock pot of your favorite chili recipe, and $5 to participate in the tasting. The first place winner will receive $100.
For more information about the Polar Plunge, please call Denna at (570) 366-1110. To register your chili for the Chili Cook-Off, call Patty at (570) 617-3982 or Carly at (570) 401-1570.
Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia is a non-profit organization that grants wishes to children, aged 2 ½ to 18, with life-threatening medical conditions. Currently, the local chapter is one of the most active in the country, having fulfilled more than 15,000 wishes. For more information, please call Make-A-Wish at (800) 676-9474 or visit its Web site at

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