PLEASANT POINT – More than 150 brave souls are getting ready to take the plunge into the icy waters of the Atlantic.

The annual &quot:polar bear dip&quot: is set for Friday, February 2nd at Pleasant Point.

Each year, the student senate at Washington County Community College sponsor the event. Volunteers collect pledges, then make the icy jump into the ocean.

The money goes to the Ronald McDonald House in Bangor, which provides families a place to stay when their child is hospitalized at Eastern Maine Medical Center.

Dip organizers say they’re looking forward to taking the plunge again this year.

If you’d like to take the plunge, you can download a pledge sheet online. Just go to

More than a thousand folks are expected to turn out to watch the plunge on February 2nd.