Baby it’s cold in there
The second annual B.I.G. Polar Bear Plunge was held last Saturday at Walker Beach.

Photo courtesy of Bernadette Whitwell

Baby it’s cold in there


BRIGHTWATERS—Brightwaters Improvement Group held its second annual Polar Bear Plunge on Saturday, March 24 at Walker Beach. The nonprofit organization has, in one form or another, been organizing activities and improvement projects in the Village of Brightwaters for decades, according to committee member Christian Sullivan. 

B.I.G. raised $4,000 at their inaugural Polar Bear Plunge last year to install a new swing set and a special-needs swing at Walker Beach. The goal this year was $7,000 to provide a new swing set equipped with a special-needs swing for Wohseepee Park, as well as a “senior swing” or glider for senior citizens and a new flag pole, both for Walker Beach. 

Evie Whitwell in shark costume. 

Lucy and Jack Madison.

Sherry’s Market serving hot chocolate to Oliver and Evie Whitwell, Harrison and Jones Voohees and Jack Madison.

All photos courtesy of Bernadette Whitwell