The 12th Annual Kirkland Polar Bear Plunge launched the New Year at Marina Park as hundreds of "plungers" stampeded into the lake. Two participants won the tittle for Best Costume, Timmy Woods and Doug Davis.
For years, the City of Kirkland the event each New Year's Day until it was eliminated due to budget cuts a few years ago. Since then, the citizens of Kirkland took it upon themselves to continue the tradition each year.
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