MAKING A SPLASH FOR PAROCHIAL ED

The water was calm as hundreds dove in Sunday (Photos by Peter Lindner. Click embiggen symbol in lower right corner to enlarge)

Hundreds of local Catholic school supporters dashed into a relatively warm (47-degree) Atlantic off MerriMakers in Sea Bright on Sunday for the sixth annual Ancient Order of Hibernians’ Polar Plunge.

redbankgreen photographer Peter Lindner went in with the ecstatic throng and came away with this set of images.

A LITTLE FRIGID FUNDRAISING

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By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

If a couple hundred people call out sick from work or school this week, it could have something to do with Sea Bright.

Amid whipping winds that intensified the already freezing temperature on the tiny town’s beach, at least 500 people — many with questionable sanity — stripped down to their swimsuits and splashed into the frigid waters of the Atlantic Sunday afternoon.

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