The Polar Bear Plunge in Hague will benefit the WOKO Big Change Round Up, which raises money for The Vermont Children’s Hospital. It will be held Sunday.
It doesn’t look much like winter, but Hague is hosting its 39th annual Winter Weekend Feb. 17-19.
Formerly known as the winter carnival, the event is held the weekend prior to President’s Day in Hague.
The focal point of the weekend is the town’s Beste Scholarship Fund. All proceeds will go toward the scholarship fund.
The annual Beste Scholarship dinner and awards ceremony will be held Saturday, Feb. 18, at 6 p.m. at the Hague fire house at the intersection of Route 8 and West Hague Road. The dinner of salad, beef bourguignon, seafood newburg, egg noodles, broccoli, bread, cookies, cream puffs, brownies, coffee, tea and iced beverages will be catered by the Silver Bay YMCA of the Adirondacks.
Tickets for the event are priced at $15 for adults.
The event will include the Rotary Club silent auction at 6 p.m., the scholarship presentation at 7 p.m. and a 50-50 raffle.
The Hague Winter Weekend gets under way on Friday with the Snow Queen Pageant at the Hague Community Center at 7 p.m. It will feature raffles and a bake sale.
The annual Hague Fire Department breakfast will get things started on Saturday 7 to 11 a.m. The breakfast will be served at the fire house.
There will be winter-related games in the town park and snowmobile rides at a site to be determined on Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Refreshments will be available.
The Hague Winter Weekend will conclude on Sunday.
There will be cross country skiing at Rogers Rock Campsite 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Registration for the annual Polar Bear Plunge will begin at 1 p.m. at the Trout House Village dock with the actual plunge at 2 p.m.
The Polar Bear Plunge will benefit the WOKO Big Change Round Up, which raises money for The Vermont Children’s Hospital. Radio personalities from WOKO will be on hand to cheer on the participants as they plunge into the icy waters of Lake George.
Among those planning to jump into the lake is a group of Moriah men who stage pro-style wrestling programs for charity.
Anyone wishing to take the plunge can obtain pledge sheets from the Ticonderoga Chamber of Commerce, The Hague Community Center, or by contacting Meg Haskell at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 585-9890.
The weekend will end with the fifth annual chili cook-off at the Hague fire house.
The chili cook-off will include chili, salads, hot dogs, refreshments and music. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children. Children younger than age 5 will be free.
Anyone wishing to enter the chili cook-off can call Katy at 543-3006 or Pat at 543-6502.
For information on the Hague Winter Weekend call the Hague Chamber of Commerce at 543-6441.