2019-01-11 / Front Page

New Year’s plunge



The annual Atlantic Plunge commences and participants dash for the Atlantic water, where chilly temperatures awaited them on the rainy day at Gooch’s Beach in Kennebunk. About 30 people signed up for the Jan. 6 event that raises money and awares for services provided by Caring Unlimited of York County. (Garrick Hoffman photos) The annual Atlantic Plunge commences and participants dash for the Atlantic water, where chilly temperatures awaited them on the rainy day at Gooch’s Beach in Kennebunk. About 30 people signed up for the Jan. 6 event that raises money and awares for services provided by Caring Unlimited of York County. (Garrick Hoffman photos)

Ryan Liberty, a board member of Caring Unlimited - an organization whose stated mission is to work with the community to end domestic violence in York County - makes last-minute announcements moments before the start of the 18th annual Atlantic Plunge, also known as Freezin’ for a Reason. Proceeds from each swimmer’s fundraising went to Caring Unlimited, and each participant was required to raise and donate $25 or more to dip. Ryan Liberty, a board member of Caring Unlimited - an organization whose stated mission is to work with the community to end domestic violence in York County - makes last-minute announcements moments before the start of the 18th annual Atlantic Plunge, also known as Freezin’ for a Reason. Proceeds from each swimmer’s fundraising went to Caring Unlimited, and each participant was required to raise and donate $25 or more to dip.

Paul Christen of Kennebunkport, holding his Swiss cheese hat and slightly rattled from the frigidness of the Atlantic Ocean, comes back to shore after his plunge into the waters off Gooch’s Beach in Kennebunk. Paul Christen of Kennebunkport, holding his Swiss cheese hat and slightly rattled from the frigidness of the Atlantic Ocean, comes back to shore after his plunge into the waters off Gooch’s Beach in Kennebunk.

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