EUREKA, Ill.-- You may not think January is the best time to take a swim, but one group braved the chilly weather for a cause.
Saturday marked the third annual Polar Plunge at Eureka Lake. The plunge serves as a fundraiser for the town's annual Reagan fest.
Although only 15 people braved the cold today. In the past, the event has drawn nearly 100 plungers at a time.
Event organizers say if anything, the plunge usually attracts a bit of a crowd.
Secretary of the Reagan Fest Committee, Jaimie McFarlin said, “The weather brings a lot of our lookers that want to see what's going on...cause it's just a fun thing to watch even if your not a part of it and your not plunging."
Following the icy swim, plungers and spectators were invited to a chili cook-off to put a little heat back in their bellies.
Eureka's Regan Fest will take place in August.