Penguin Plunge 2019

Top Fundraisers:

Team or Individual
Team LeaderAmount
The Pastors won’t
Judy Gustafson$1030.00
The Lighthouse
Andrew Johnson
Never Missed a
Penguin Plunge
Lisa Tuller$430.00
Our Husbands Won’t
Let Us Plunge
Larellyn Micheau$60.00
Bryce Wolske$280.00
Ripleys RuleKatie Williams$210.00
Masada PenguinNatalie$ 30.00
Flannel Fling
Before the Ring!
Rebecca Markus$150.00


With the recent cold weather our thoughts turn to having fun on the ice and snow. In Hackensack that means Back-to-Hack weekend and the 10th Annual Penguin Plunge on January 19, 2019.

In 2019, the Penguin Plunge event will see some changes. This event now supports the Hackensack Area Fire & Rescue Department and Faith in Action for Cass County. We’d like to make a challenge to all Fire & Rescue teams and to friends of Faith in Action throughout Minnesota to get your teams together. Teams are encouraged to set a goal to raise money either to jump, OR NOT to jump into the icy waters of Birch Lake just off the city park in Hackensack.

Things that won’t change in 2019 include the Penguin and the Polar Bear on stage announcing the Jumpers, the cold water (yes – it’s cold), many helpful volunteers, and lots of activities including snow sculpting, bonfires, ice fishing, and great warm food at local restaurants.