Atlantic City Coast Guardsmen Ryan Wilson, Austin Perkins, Kyle Harty and Jordan Charles took to the stage during the singing of the National Anthem by Teddi Fusco.
Paul, Kira, Gwen, Eve and Vaughn Amalfitano have been taking part in the plunge for the last five years, and always come up with creative costume themes.
Cosima and Patrick Hilliard came from Egg Harbor City to do the plunge for the 10th year.
Dick Scafa, eastern regional director of National Van Lines, presented a check to Fisher House for $2,500.
The Legion Riders were among the top benefactors, contributing $2,500 to the cause. At center is Riders President Mike Merlino.
The Legion Riders were one of a handful of groups to donate $2,500 to the cause. At far right is Riders President Mike Merlino.
A total of 28 Legion Riders took to the stage during their check presentation.
Legion Rider and Brigantine resident Don Landry is pictured with his little buddy, Anthony Gaitano, who rode with him to the plunge.
Pictured are Augie and Jane Peltonen, and Gregg Knight, right. Augie Peltonen and John Hand co-created the Brigantine Polar Bear Plunge 20 years ago.
Pictured from left are Deputy Mayor Vince Sera, Mayor Andy Simpson, and Councilman Mike Riordan.
City Council members on stage include, from left, Karen Bew, Vince Sera, Andy Simpson and Mike Riordan.
Festively attired councilmen Dennis Haney, left, and Mike Riordan appear to be discussing strategy.
Rick Brack, Roxanne Tosto and City Manager Jim Bennett, far right, attended the event.
Event organizer Trisha Cosgrove holds a check for $1,000 in memory of Richard A. Griffith, donated by his widow, Scrawny Griffith.
Brigantine's Jolly Roger Marina was one of the major contributors of $2,500.
Teddi Fusco sings the National Anthem.
Teddi Fusco is on stage with volunteers Joanne Delaney and John Bewley.
The Brigantine Polar Bear made its grand entrance on a military transport truck.
The Rev. Ed Maher of St. Thomas Church gave the pre-plunge blessing.
Nor'Easter Nick Pittman, a lifelong Brigantine native and chief weather forecaster for SNJ Today News,was invited onstage by Mike Riordan to give a weather report. “It's cold!” he said.
Karen Geller and the Zumba Chicks all chipped in to contribute $2,000.
Dave Coker, Fisher House Foundation president since 1994, thanked all involved for making the Brigantine Polar Bear Plunge one of the foundation's biggest-contributing, single-day events.
Fisher House Chief of Staff Mary Considine stated: 'There is no other event anywhere in the world like this that happens for Fisher House.'
Lyane and Jayden DeJesus check out an old military police jeep that was on display Jan. 1.
From left are Stef, Mason and Jim, posing in front of Brigantine Auto's monster truck.
A mermaid swam up on shore during the plunge and posed for photos.
Several authentic military vehicles were on display during the festivities.
Brigantine Elks Exalted Ruler Rich Poole presents a check to Fisher House for $1,000.
The Brigantine Community Line Dancers strut their stuff during the pre-plunge festivities.
While the air and water temps were a bit chilly, conditions were well suited to both man and beast on Jan. 1 for the 2020 Brigantine Polar Bear Plunge.
Even President Trump paid a visit to the Brigantine Polar Bear Plunge. No sign of Melania, though.
Plungers state their case for the best in several categories of a costume contest.
Duff Man and Duff Woman, from the Simpsons, graced the stage Wednesday morning.
At promptly noon on Jan. 1, the sound of a military cannon signaled all plungers into the icy brine.
The new year again kicked off with the biggest public party Brigantine plays host to — the a…
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