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Polar Fest winners in plunge, races
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Once again, the Polar Plunge was a great success.

The weather was bearable, some records were broken, some goals weren't quite met, but overall, the annual event was a great fund-raiser for the Boys and Girls Club of Detroit Lakes, raising nearly $40,000.

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This year there were 164 jumpers, breaking last year's record of 155.

"There were lots more costumes and groups jumping, which tells me people are getting their friends and family and going, 'hey, let's jump' and doing things together," Boys and Girls Club Executive Director Pat Petermann said, "and it's getting bigger and better every year."

Although the number of jumpers was a record breaker, the amount raised wasn't quite. Nearly $40,000 was raised this year, falling short of the $53,000 raised last year.

Plunge winners

Individual costume winners were:

First: Attorney Lisa Morrison, who jumped with a business suit, briefcase and glasses.

Second: Bridget Bergen, as Polar Pete's girlfriend Polar Penny.

Third: Richard Holmes as hula guy.

Group costume winners were:

First: Breakfast Rotary, who were Heather Kivi, Garret Frank and Doug Gillam.

Second: USDA group of nuns and priests, who were Jeff Norby, Crystal Erickson and Barb Fyffe.

Third: Batman and Spidey, who didn't register so Peterman said he didn't get their names.

Both categories were awarded cash prizes of $100 for first place, $50 for second place and $25 for third place.

Freeze Your Buns Run

There were a total of 97 runners in the Freeze Your Buns Run Saturday.

Top male finishers include Travis Hochhalter (20:14), Craig Isaacson (20:20) and Jeremy Peterson (20:25).

Top female finishers were Britt Beeson (22:34), Kesley Myhre and Shannon Maixnor.

Great Polar Race

Twelve teams participated with DLCCC team No. 1 coming in first, followed by DLCCC team No. 2 taking second.

Ice Tee Golf

Twelve teams participated in the Ice Tee Golf contest. Top finishers include KDLM and a three-way tie 3 tie for second between Shooting Start Casino, First Security Bank and Counselor Realty.

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