This post is paid advertising by Developmental & Disability Services of Lebanon Valley.

Don’t be left out in the cold, join hundreds of polar bears, cubs and spectators at the 31st Annual Polar Bear Club Plunge! The plunge will be held at Wind in the Willows (35 Webster School Rd., Grantville, PA 17028) on Jan. 1, 2022. Owners Aaron and Andrea Buchman welcome guests to the coolest party in town while raising money for Developmental & Disability Services (DDS) of Lebanon Valley, Inc.

Did you know that a group of polar bears is called a celebration? All are welcome to join the celebration by taking the plunge, supporting someone who is, or by watching the hundreds of people who take the frigid jump. It’s a party of arctic proportions. Gates open at 10:30 a.m. for a pre-plunge party with DJ Derek with the plunge at noon. There is no fee to participate however donations are greatly appreciated. Premium Parking passes are available in advance for $20. Free parking is also available.

Polar Bears are encouraged to collect pledges from family, co-workers and friends. Pledge forms are available at,, and at the DDS-Alley Learning Center, 1126 Walnut St., Lebanon, PA 17042. Or call DDS to request a pledge packet mailed to you at 717-274-3493. Plungers can also create a fundraising web page on our event website, to encourage sponsors in real time through the website. We are setting a goal to raise $20,000 through the Cold for a Cause Campaign and the annual polar bear club plunge event.

We are grateful to our sponsors for making this event possible! Sponsorship opportunities are still available.

Polar Bear Sponsors: First Citizens Community Bank, Kountry Kraft, and VFW Post #6076 Myerstown

Cub Sponsors: Myerstown Woodland Contractors Inc, Choice Communications, Strock Insurance, John P. Layser, Keller Brothers, American Legion Post #880 Richland, and Henry Molded Products.

Anyone can visit the event website to make a donation and support the cold for a cause campaign. With your help, we will be able to raise important funds for the training and education of people with disabilities living in Lebanon County. We look forward to seeing you January 1!