Lobster Dip @ OOB
Hundreds of Maine-iacs jumped into 42-degree waves at Old Orchard Beach at noon on New Year’s Day–part of the second-coldest Lobster Dip ever. Double dippers got extra bragging rights. Are they crazy? Maybe, but they’re also raising money for Special Olympics. Each dipper raised at least $100 to be eligible to register, but some raised thousands as individuals or in teams of up to five people. Altogether, 250 dippers raised over $90,000 for Special Olympics athletics in Maine. The Brunswick Hotel, which hosted the after-party, took first place in fundraising this year with a whopping $12,400.