Valley-Wide Recreation and Park District is planning two special events Saturday, Jan. 11. Beginning at 9 a.m., the annual Polar Bear Plunge will be held at its Diamond Valley Lake Aquatic Center, and the grand opening of the Jim Venable Exchange Club Park will follow at 11 a.m. in Valle Vista. The public is invited to participate.
The 2020 Polar Plunge at the Aquatic Center, 1801 Angler Ave., welcomes the heartiest residents who don’t mind jumping into the big swimming pool in the middle of winter. The free event will raise funds for charity in the Hemet San Jacinto Valley through the Friends of Valley-Wide Foundation, Living Free, THE Center, Valley Community Pantry, Valley Resource Center and the Valley Queens.
No matter what the weather, a large crowd is expected and several ci