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    Name: CANCELLED - 2021 New Year's Day Polar Plunge
    Date: January 1, 2021
    Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM EST
    Registration: Register Now
    Event Description:

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 17, 2020 




    It is with a heavy heart that we must deliver the news cancelling our New Year's Eve Bonfire & Beach Party and the Polar Plunge. This decision was not made lightly. However, since COVID-19numbers continue to peak, and potentially peaking again the week of New Year's, we are choosing to make the commitment to keep our community, volunteers, spectators, and participants safe and healthy. 


    The firework show will still take place in Morse Park. PLEASE NOTE, the time will be moved to 8:00 pm, versus 9:00 pm. This was made possible through the partnership between the Chamber of Hickory Nut Gorge and Lake Lure Inn & Properties. We will not be publicizing this but encourage our locals to view from your cars in front of the beach or in Morse Park parking lot, or from the privacy of your home if a view is possible. 


    To the attendees who have already purchased tickets, you have the option of donating the funds to the Chamber of Hickory Nut Gorge or requesting a refund. Since there were costs incurred with no opportunity to recover, your donation would be greatly appreciated.  


    Nonetheless, if you would like a refund, please email us at info@hickorynutgorge.com by 12/31/20. We have your email from the purchase of your ticket and will send a confirmation when we process the reimbursement.  


    We thank our devoted sponsors, volunteers, vendors and supporters for your efforts. Happy Holiday?s everyone, stay safe and well!  


    Laura P Doster 

    Executive Director 

    The 13th Annual Lake Lure New Year's Day
    Polar Plunge is back!

    Join us as we Plunge into 2021
    at the Lake Lure Beach
    on New Year's Day.

    Click on the Register Now button to
    Take the Plunge!

    Prizes will be awarded to the best costume across several categories. Stay tuned for further updates, and be sure to follow the 
    Lake Lure New Year's Day Polar Plunge 
    Facebook Page!

    Proceeds to support
    Chamber of Hickory Nut Gorge
    Lake Lure Fire & Rescue
    Hickory Nut Gorge EMS

    Contact Information:
    For a Refund or Donation request, please contact The Chamber of Hickory Nut Gorge at info@hickorynutchamber.org
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