Take a plunge for a great cause! The annual Lake Lure Polar Plunge will take place on New Year's Day, and the event benefits several local charities. There will be a costume contest, prizes, hot chocolate, and fire pits to dry off near. The cost to dip is $20, and this covers the Polar Plunge Permit, Polar Plunge towel, and the popular Polar Plunge beanie. For more information, visit the Hickory Nut Chamber website.