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Brrrr! The Polar Bears celebrate Chester Greenwood Day

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Gerry Tinguely, a founding member of the Farmington area Polar Bears, flies high over the water before hitting Clearwater Lake as part of the Chester Greenwood Day celebration today of the Farmington man who invented the earmuff and much more. Bobbie Hanstein photo

Photo by Scott Landry
Polar Bear James Black painted in colorful Christmas colors as he emerges from the Clearwater Lake cold.

Photo by Del Downes
A big crowd was on hand to cheer on the Polar Bear dippers at Clearwater Lake in Industry.

The Farmington area Polar Bears celebrated Chester Greenwood Day with a jump in the cold, cold Clearwater Lake at Allen’s Mills in Industry. More than a dozen brave swimmers dove in and quickly exited the 30-degree water to find air temperatures in the mid 20s. A large, appreciative audience were on hand to cheer the polar bears on. Bobbie Hanstein photo

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