FARIBAULT, Minn. (WCCO) — Tuesday’s cold weather didn’t stop a bunch of neighbors from jumping in their lake near Faribault, as part of a fundraiser to clean up Circle Lake, getting rid of carp and weeds.
For those who participated, New Year’s Day was all about the quick run from the ice water to the hot tub.READ MORE: COVID In Minnesota: MDH Reports 1,847 New Cases, 15 More Deaths
About 130 families around the lake joined in on the “chunky dunk” — the opposite of the “skinny dip.”READ MORE: A Look Back At Key Moments In The Derek Chauvin Trial
“It’s supposed to be a costume contest, so we dressed up as bees,” said Sarah Lynch.
One of the fundraiser’s main goals is to install carp grates on the dam, to keep carp from swimming into the lake to spawn.MORE NEWS: Vandals Smear Chauvin Defense Witness’ Former California Home With Pig’s Blood (CBS SF Bay Area)
The Circle Lake group also planned ahead, and had an ambulance and paramedics at their event just in case.