Home News Mayor invites BYU-I to plunge into Snowfest

Mayor invites BYU-I to plunge into Snowfest

Story written by Torry Barnes

The Rexburg City Mayor gives a special invitation for BYU-Idaho students to attend the annual Snowfest this Saturday, Jan. 30. The event will start at 10 a.m. at Smith Park near the hospital.

“I challenge any BYU-I student to come, if they dare,” said Jerry Merrill, Rexburg City Mayor.

Merrill said the event will be filled with snowball fights, sledding, horse wagon rides and, most notably, a polar bear swim.

“The highlight event is the polar bear plunge, where you jump into an icy cold, man-made pond,” Merrill said.

Merrill said he will lead by example and be the first to jump into the cold water.

“I’m putting my poor old body where my mouth is,” Merrill said.

Merrill said he invites any brave BYU-I student to follow his example.

“I challenge any BYU-I student to come and partake in our plunge.” Merrill said

He said a hot tube will be provided so participants of the plunge can quickly warm up.

The event is free and open to the public, according to the Rexburg City website. The plunge event will begin at 1 p.m.

RELATED ARTICLES

BREAKING NEWS: Field by Towers I parking lot catches on fire

Police are still investigating the incident.

Police log: From shoplifting to Walmart scooters

Police received a complaint of shoplifting where an individual took an item and ate it on premises.

Popular music venue, the Basement, closes

The Basement has officially closed its doors, yet patrons start a Go fund Me pleading for relocation.

Most Popular

Drowsy driving and dogs at large

See some reasons why police were contacted last week.

Devotional preview: The act of doing

In his devotional address, Mike Whitworth will teach about the importance of action when striving to be a disciple of Jesus Christ.

How to recognize sexual abuse in marriage

Five warning signs of sexual abuse in marriage and how to get help.

Finding an identity after growing up in a Russian orphanage

Nick Eckman shares how he found purpose and belonging after being adopted from an orphanage in Russia.

Recent Comments