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Ready to take the Polar Plunge?
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TYBEE ISLAND—On Jan. 1, 2011, thousands will take the plunge into the Atlantic Ocean on Tybee Island. The plunge will take place at noon next to the Walter Parker Pier and Pavilion on Tybee Island. 
This year will be the first year with registration into the Tybee Polar Club. There will be a graduated scale and everyone who registers and participates will be a shrimp graduating each year until you become Moby Dick in the 10th year. The Tybee Polar Plunge registration fee will help the organization offer major scholarships to support the local medical community. Groups are now encouraged to register to compete for the best Gang of Goofs. Groups will register their gang prior to 11 a.m. on Jan. 1 and will parade their gang across the pier in the first parade of goofs. The winner of the Gang of Goofs competition will receive the coveted Le Goof’s trophy. 
To register for the Tybee Island Polar Plunge visit The registration fee is $25 and includes a collector’s edition Tybee Polar Plunge T-shirt. 
The Forty & Eight was formed in 1920 by American Legionnaires as an honor society and from its earliest days it has been committed to charitable and patriotic aims. Membership is by invitation for members of the American Legion who have shown exemplary service. All Forty & Eight members are thus veterans of congressionally recognized wartime periods via their Legion membership. Their purpose is to uphold and defend the United States Constitution, to promote the well being of veterans and their widows and orphans, and to actively participate in selected charitable endeavors, which include programs that promote child welfare and nurse’s training.