5th Annual Polar Bear Plunge Takes Place 

It was a frigid final day of the year in Maine, but that didn’t stop dozens of people from plunging into the ocean at Portland’s East End Beach.The state’s largest environmental group, the “Natural Resource Council of Maine” organized the “Polar Bear Plunge.”It was to raise money in the group’s effort to raise awareness about global warming.It was the fifth year for the plunge.”Awe, its freezing, it’s awesome.””It was soooo fun, so fun, I’m so glad I did it. It was cold, I lost my sunglasses so I got to go back in again. Just the exercise, get out, go for a run and just say you did it. It was great.”Folks who didn’t feel like swimming helped raise money by taking part in a 5K walk or run.By the way, the water temperature yesterday off Portland: 37 degrees.