January 2016

Polar Bear Plunge


While many slept off the after-effects of New Year’s Eve, some brave souls began 2016 with a splash – right into the Allegheny River. The snow flurries and high winds did not deter those participating in the first Snyder Polar Plunge. Even the official canceling of the 17th Annual Dianna Ashbaugh Memorial Polar Bear Plunge, due to unsafe river conditions, did not discourage the majority of our team. Since 2000, every New Year’s Day, folks have rallied to take the plunge in the Allegheny River, at the Kittanning Riverfront boat launch. The event is named in honor of Todd Ashbaugh’s…