Taxi rides, frigid water await New Year’s revelers Print
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Written by Ozaukee Press   
Wednesday, 27 December 2017 19:04

Revelers will have plenty of opportunity for fun this New Year’s.
    On New Year’s Eve, they will have safe ways to get home from their revelry, and on New Year’s Day they can plunge into the shocking cold water of Lake Michigan with the Polar Bears.
    The number of spectators often exceeds the number of Polar Bears, which Jon Crain, president of the Port Polar Bears, predicted could be in the 200s.
    “It all depends on the temperature,” he said. “That’s what it comes down to.”
    Last year, about 175 people took a romp in Lake Michigan, he said.
    The crowd has ranged from 50 to 300 in years past, Crane said.
    Crane offered some advice to those contemplating a dip in the lake.
    “Bring warm clothes,” he said. “If you let the cold kick in, you’re going to be shivering hours later.”
    The Ozaukee County shared-ride taxi service will run from 9 p.m. Sunday, New Year’s Eve, until 4 a.m. Monday, New Year’s Day.
    There is no charge for the service, which runs throughout the county.
    To arrange for a ride, call 238-8294 or 284-8294.Daily Press