No new robes, but Polar Bear Plunge will continue

Oct 22, 2017
Photo by: Brian Soergel Brian Taylor and daughter Kate help lead the procession from Daphnes to Brackett's Landing on Jan. 1, 2017.

After 10 years of an open registration policy, the Edmonds Uplift Society has closed its membership books effectively immediately and is retiring its signature white bathrobes.

Brian Taylor, who created the society and whose members marched to the beach down Main Street from his bar, Daphnes, said the current robes will no longer be collected. Existing members are free to continue their yearly Polar Bear Plunge updates on their own.

On Monday, Jan. 1, anyone, both EUS members and nonmembers wearing a robe over their swimwear, is welcome at Daphnes at noon to join in the traditional Rainier Beer toast to the original Edmonds Uplift Society and singing of “God Bless America” before proceeding to Brackett’s Landing.

The 11th annual Polar Bear Plunge begins at 1 p.m. sharp for those not participating in pre-plunge celebrations at Daphnes.

All who participate in the plunge are encouraged to make a donation to the Edmonds Historical Museum.

Daphnes will be making a donation to the museum on behalf of the Edmonds Uplift Society.

 

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