Take the ‘Turkey Plunge’ to support Cullman libraries

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CULLMAN, Ala. – Join the Friends of the Public Libraries of Cullman County for its Freezin’ for a Reason event, the Turkey Plunge, by running/walking into the chilly waters of Smith Lake Saturday, Nov. 21 at Smith Lake Park.

“Turkeys” of all ages are invited to take the plunge and participate in the “coolest” event of the season. 

The event is open to the public, requiring registration and a $15 entry fee payable on the day of the event. ($10 per additional family member)

On-site registration will be from 9:15-10 a.m. prior to the event.

Plungers are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items that will be donated to the Cullman Caring for Kids Food Bank.

Each entrant will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate (total of five).

At the “Gobble,” the plungers will run/walk into the ice-cold Smith Lake waters from the Smith Lake Park beach. There is no time limit to remain in the water – and no specific depth to reach. 

The fun is in the cheering for each other – the costumes – the brrrr afterward, and most importantly – all donations will support The Friends in their mission of fundraising for all Cullman County Public Library branches – meeting the needs of all residents.

Social distancing will be required during the Plunge.

Cullman County Parks and Recreation Director Doug Davenport said of the Turkey Plunge, “It’s a first for our park, at least since I’ve been here. That’s exciting. I hope lots of folks will come out.”

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Christy Perry

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