A Real Capper To Pottstown’s New Year Day Event

He packed his trunk for the occasion

POTTSTOWN PA – For some of those ready to submerge their bodies Sunday (Jan. 1, 2012) into Pottstown’s portion of the frigid Schuylkill River, even a lack of dress demanded headdress.

As they seem to do every year, a handful of swimmers at the borough’s Polar Bear Plunge in Riverfront Park made it a point to stand out in the crowd of occasionally bare-chested, bare-legged or bare-armed bathers. Their headgear (above and below) did the trick.

"Gaudy? Who says this is gaudy? I was aiming for chic"

Hello, Santa! Right season, wrong holiday

Was it a bison, or water buffalo?


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