Local Crowdfund: Moynagh’s Tavern takes the plunge, again

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For many, the blustery return of snow and cold ushers in a disappointing and depressing portion of winter that includes many layers and lots of staying indoors.

There are, though, 30 to 35 brave souls representing Moynagh’s Tavern, for whom basking in the freezing temperatures and celebrating a wintry mix is something they look forward to every year.

Next month, these hardy men and women will join hundreds of others across the state to dive into the Atlantic Ocean and participate in the 18th Polar Plunge, Special Olympics Massachusetts’ largest annual fundraiser.

Dan Hickey, left, and fellow Moynagh's Tavern Polar Plunge team members don their "Snow White" dwarfs costumes prior to last year's dip.

Courtesy Dan Hickey

Dan Hickey, left, and fellow Moynagh’s Tavern Polar Plunge team members don their “Snow White” dwarfs costumes prior to last year’s dip.

“We’ve had years where it’s been warm and we almost feel like we’re cheating. We welcome it and are more than happy with the snow and the cold and the below-30-degree temperatures,” said Tim Moynagh, team leader of Moynagh’s Tavern Polar Plunge crew.


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