On Saturday, Nov. 30, at 1 p.m., Waterville Valley Resort will kick off the holiday season with the first annual Cold Turkey Plunge into the icy mountain waters of Corcoran Pond adjacent to Town Square.
The plunge is a fundraising event to benefit the Waterville Valley Adaptive Sports program which provides athletic opportunities for persons with cognitive and physical disabilities.
Plunge participants are asked to raise a minimum of $50 in donations. For their efforts, they will receive a Waterville Valley Adaptive Sports “empowered bracelet,” an official Cold Turkey Plunge long sleeve t-shirt, and a tasty cold turkey sandwich made by Chef Sean Stout of the Wild Coyote Grill.
Prizes will be awarded to the “Grand Gobblers” in various categories, including the individual with the most donations, team with the most donations and best costume (costumes are optional).
The greater Waterville Valley community has embraced this fun new event. Teams are already being formed, challenges are being made, and a pet division has been added for those who prefer to let the family pet take the plunge for them.
Following the plunge, Santa and his elves will arrive in Waterville Valley Town Square at 3:30 p.m. pulled by the dog sled team from the Valley Snow Dogz. Santa will visit with children until 7 p.m. then light the holiday tree in the Town Square courtyard which signals the start of a spectacular fireworks show over Corcoran Pond.
Learn more about the Cold Turkey Plunge and download a registration form at www.watervilleadaptive.com.