Kulpmont borough news

KULPMONT - Due to Tuesday being a holiday, Kulpmont Borough will collect recyclables on Wednesday.

Kulpmont borough offices will be closed Tuesday in observance of the New Year's Day holiday.

Conyngham reorganization set

WILBURTON - The reorganization meeting of the Conyngham Township Supervisors will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7 at the township office.

Polar Bear plunge slated

VALLEY VIEW - The fourth annual Pine Creek Polar Bear Plunge will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, New Year's Day, along Pine Creek near Valley View Park.

As a benefit for the Pine Creek Trout Nursery, the event usually draws a crowd of revelers and spectators to Schuylkill County's west end who are ready to start the year with some fun for a good cause.

For $20, the first 100 attendees will receive a T-shirt, and all participants will get a pork and sauerkraut dinner at the Valley View Gun Club following the plunge, according to organizer Jim Reed.

Spectators are welcome, and they don't have to take the plunge to get the shirt.

Shoes are required, and "plungers" under the age of 18 are required to have a parental or guardian signature with them on the day of the event.

Last year, the third annual event raised $2,800, according to Reed.