Breaking News

New JC superintendent named December 19, 2014

Polar plungers brave cold for dip in Lake

Students from Jefferson City High School made their way into the chilly waters of Public Beach No. 2 dressed in farm-inspired attire Saturday at the Polar Plunge.

Students from Jefferson City High School made their way into the chilly waters of Public Beach No. 2 dressed in farm-inspired attire Saturday at the Polar Plunge. Photo by Samantha Edmondson.

In reality, they are brothers in law enforcement, fighting crime and assisting in keeping their county safe from harm.

However, at Saturday’s 17th Annual Lake of the Ozarks Polar Plunge, Garrett Meyer and John Wheeler were on the other side of the law. The pair plunged into the 32-degree water of Public Beach No. 2 at Lake of the Ozarks State Park in Osage Beach along with about 600 other participants who helped raise thousands of dollars for Special Olympics Missouri.

Both Meyer and Wheeler work for the Cole County Sheriff’s Department and enjoyed raising money for what they feel is an important cause. In fact, Wheeler raised $1,600 alone toward Special Olympics Missouri. He also played big brother to Meyer, “Jake,” in prepping him to take the big dive and know what it is like to be “freezin’ for a reason.”

“This is my first time plunging,” Meyer said. “It’s going to be cold, but I’m glad I’m doing this and excited to be a part of this event.”

Read additional details in our newspaper or e-Edition. Newspaper subscribers: Click on an e-Edition article and log in using your current account information at no extra charge. For e-edition help, e-mail circ@newstribune.com. Click here to purchase the full version of archived articles.

Jake and Elwood weren’t the only ones to make an appearance this year to the annual event.

Comments

Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Please review our Policies and Procedures before registering or commenting

News Tribune - comments