It wouldn't be a New Year if the evening news didn't show groups of supposedly-sane people in places like Green Bay, Wisconsin jumping into frigid ponds and lakes.
Cheryl Geller at Coral Bay's Tourist Trap figures, why should St. John miss out on the fun. So she has announced the First annual St. John Polar Plunge for New Year's Day.
"It may, 'freeze', at 32°, she wrote on her Facebook page, "But round these parts, 79° IS freezing!!!
The idea is that all plungers dress in their wintry-est wear and jump into Salt Pond. If nothing else, the subsequent group photo will be a keeper. Geller said she'll use it "to josh and rib Polar Plungers in cold climes around the world." And everybody gets a free Bloody Mary after they take their dip.
Folks participating in the event are being asked to make a donation which will go to help pay the costs of the Concordia Bush Cat Feeding Station.