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New Baltimore Lions Club recognizes the top fund-raising individuals and teams.
Polar Bear Plunge participants raised money for various charities supported by Winterfest organizers, the New Baltimore Lions Club. The top-earning teams are: The top-earning individuals: Sponsors support Winterfest The Lions Club thanks the following sponsors for their support of the annual charitable event: Meijer Russ Milne Patti Gendernalik E & A Credit Union Kohl's Department Store Anchor Bay Community Foundation Bay-Rama MSG Credit Union Hantz Bank Huntington Bank New Baltimore Downtown Development Authority Advance Restoration Lois and Dick Pierson AOC Awards Grosso Trucking Sugarbush Tavern AMVETS Post 52 Sons of AMVETS The Raft The Town Pump Michael's Family Restaurant MGM Container AIS Contractor Supply Saturday Hosts Washington …
Sunday, January 29, 2012
The annual dip into Anchor Bay took place Sunday during the New Baltimore Lions' Club three-day Winterfest in downtown New Baltimore.
Some brave souls rushed the lake Sunday for a good cause during the annual Polar Bear Plunge in New Baltimore. With snow falling, roughly 200 plungers charged Anchor Bay from Burke Park during the 19th annual Winterfest in the city's downtown. "It only hurts for a little while," said seasoned plunger Earl Dunn, 49 of Chesterfield Township. His wife, Theresa Dunn, 44, admitted nerves were settling in before the plunge. But she said they subsided in time for her to join her husband and 17-year-old son, Robert, an Anchor Bay High student on the Air Force Junior ROTC plunge team spearheaded by Col. Jeff Carrothers. "He only has one year left of high school, so I wanted to do something with him," said Dunn, adding her son has participated …
The final day of the New Baltimore Winterfest includes a pancake breakfast and the infamous Polar Bear Plunge.
Today the New Baltimore Lions' 19th annual Winterfest winds down, but it definitely is going out with a bang. Or at least a plunge. Head downtown and get with the "Freezin' for a Reason" theme, helping Lions-backed charities that include the New Baltimore Goodfellows and the food pantries at St. Mary Queen of Creation and North Shore Church. The Lions also buy eyeglasses for local children and adults in need. Highlights include:
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Day Two of the New Baltimore Winterfest includes a kids party and chili cookoff.
We're smack dab in the middle of the New Baltimore Lions' 19th annual Winterfest. Downtown is all over the "Freezin' for a Reason" theme, all to give Lions-backed charities a boost, including the New Baltimore Goodfellows and the food pantries at St. Mary Queen of Creation and North Shore Church. The Lions also buy eyeglasses for local children and adults in need. The festival continues all day Saturday (and into the evening). Highlights include: Visit with us again tomorrow for the final day of Winterfest.
Friday, January 27, 2012
New Baltimore Lions present their perennially popular Winterfest.
It's the end of January, so that means one thing for New Baltimore: Winterfest is back. The New Baltimore Lions present their 19th Winterfest, taking over downtown Jan. 27-29. Dubbed "Freezin' for a Reason," the festival is full of fun, albeit sometimes frosty, happenings, all benefiting Lions-backed charities, including the New Baltimore Goodfellows and the food pantries at St. Mary Queen of Creation and North Shore Church. The Lions also buy eyeglasses for local children and adults in need. The festival kicks off Friday evening. Events include: Check back with us tomorrow for more Winterfest fun and see the complete preview of the event here.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Swing by the Patch table from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday inside the Recreation Center in New Baltimore.
New Baltimore-Chesterfield Patch is getting into the Winterfest fun this weekend, with a presence at the Kids' Party inside the Recreation Center on Washington Street. From noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Patch will be on hand to greet guests, take free newsletter sign ups and give out a limited amount of brand supplies. Last year, we were inside the rec center, also the city's designated warming shelter, during Winterfest and had the pleasure of meeting many residents and visitors. We hope to do the same again this year ... and have lots of fun while we're at it!
With temps estimated to reach a high near 28 Sunday, plunge participants will likely charge the lake.
Relatively mild temps this winter mean Anchor Bay's surface is hardly frozen solid. With temps projected by the National Weather Service to reach the high 20s, Polar Bear Plunge participants are expected to run into Lake St. Clair from the Burke Park shore, according to Winterfest organizers. That will be a far different picture than last year, when city employees carved out a large block of ice so plungers could enter the frosty waters from on top of the iced-over lake. "Do we invoke the Almighty for some ice or what?" North Shore Church Rev. Chris Steinle jokingly asked City Councilman Karl Rutledge of the New Baltimore Lions Club before opening prayer at the Monday night council meeting. The Lions Club's annual, three-day Winterfest …
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
The New Baltimore Lions Club is getting ready for Winterfest 2012, a three-day fund-raising event set for Jan. 27-29 in downtown New Baltimore.
The New Baltimore Lions Club is gearing up for its 19th annual Winterfest, bringing back a slew of fun events during the three-day celebration downtown, starting Jan. 27. Cooks will prepare their best chili, competitors will hit the ice for a fishing tournament and folks brave enough to jump into icy Anchor Bay will join the Polar Bear Plunge. This year’s Winterfest will kick off with wine tasting in the big tent on Washington Street from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27. The Anchor Bay Stars Glee Club will perform in the tent at the start of the wine tasting, followed by a live show from the Sound Alternative, according to New Baltimore Lions Club member Mary Rutledge. The International Fishing Tournament starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28 and …