Plunge for Dubois County

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    Jackie Uebelhor, left, and her husband ,Eric, both of Ferdinand and Susan McCubbin and her daughter Breanne Hafling of Louisville reacted as they jumped into the frigid water during the Plunge for Dubois County at Ferdinand State Forest on Sunday. The annual plunge benefited the Lange-Fuhs Cancer Center, Dubois County Leukemia Association, area food banks and Ferdinand resident Marc Rogier who has Severe Aplastic Anemia, a rare autoimmune disease. This year's plunge raised $4500. Eric Uebelhor said they cut through six inches of ice to access the water. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Steve Brown, center, his daughter, Maggie Brown, 12, rightm and her freinds Audrey Jones, 12, left, and Gracie Graves, 10, front, all of Ferdinand ran out of the ice covered lake at Ferdinand State Forest during Plunge for Dubois County on Sunday. The annual plunge benefited the Lange-Fuhs Cancer Center, Dubois County Leukemia Association, area Food Banks, and Ferdinand resident Marc Rogier who has Severe Aplastic Anemia, a rare autoimmune disease. This year's plunge raised $4500. Eric Uebelhor said they cut through six inches of ice to access the water. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    A cutout of a Yeti wearing a shirt that said Plunge 2014 was crossing the street near the entrance to Ferdinand State Park on Sunday before Plunge for Dubois County. The annual plunge benefited the Lange-Fuhs Cancer Center, Dubois County Leukemia Association, area food banks and Ferdinand resident Marc Rogier who has Severe Aplastic Anemia, a rare autoimmune disease. This year's plunge raised $4500. Eric Uebelhor said they cut through six inches of ice to access the water. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Eric Uebelhor, organizer for Plunge for Dubois County, pumped up participants at Ferdinand State Forest on Sunday before they jumped into frigid water for the annual benefit for the Lange-Fuhs Cancer Center, Dubois County Leukemia Association, area food banks and Ferdinand resident Marc Rogier who has Severe Aplastic Anemia, a rare autoimmune disease. This year's plunge raised Raised $4500. Eric said they cut through six inches of ice to access the water. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Ryder Wehr, 16, of St. Anthony packed a snowball while standing on the ice and snow covered lake at Ferdinand State Forest before the Plunge for Dubois County on Sunday. The annual plunge benefited the Lange-Fuhs Cancer Center, Dubois County Leukemia Association, area food banks and Ferdinand resident Marc Rogier who has Severe Aplastic Anemia, a rare autoimmune disease. This year's plunge raised $4500. Eric Uebelhor said they cut through six inches of ice to access the water. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Gracie Graves, 10, left, and Maya Jones, 9, both of Ferdinand played on the iced over lake at Ferdinand State Forest before Graves jumped into the cold water for the Plunge for Dubois County on Sunday. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Ryder Wehr, 16, of St. Anthony packed a snowball with Bo McCain, 14, of Bretzville, right, while standing on the ice covered lake at Ferdinand State Forest before Plunge for Dubois County on Sunday. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Connor Schultz, 15, of St. Anthony, left, Ryder Wehr, 16, of St. Anthony and Bo McCain, 14, of Bretzville waited on the ice covered lake at Ferdinand State Forest on Sunday before jumping into the lake for the Plunge for Dubois County. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Vicki Anderson, left, and Kathy Canen both of Ferdinand, Starla Rothgerber of St. Anthony and Jill Zazzetti of Ferdinand jumped into the lake at Ferdinand State Forest during Plunge for Dubois County on Sunday. "I can't feel my toes," said Zazzetti afterwards. It was the group's first time and they all said they would do it again as long as they don't "loose a limb." The annual plunge benefited the Lange-Fuhs Cancer Center, Dubois County Leukemia Association, area food banks and Ferdinand resident Marc Rogier who has Severe Aplastic Anemia, a rare autoimmune disease. This year's plunge raised $4500. Eric Uebelhor said they cut through six inches of ice to access the water. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Vicki Anderson, left, of Ferdinand, Starla Rothgerber of St. Anthony and Jill Zazzetti of Ferdinand jumped into the lake and ran to the shore at Ferdinand State Forest during Plunge for Dubois County on Sunday. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Denise Lanman of Huntingbug warmed up in a blanket after she jumped into the lake at Ferdinand State Forest during Plunge for Dubois County on Sunday. Lanman has know numerous people affected by cancer, including friends to family members. She said she was going to donate $20 and not jump in, but decided to take the plunge because "they went through a lot more pain and suffering than what plunging into frigid water is going to cause you." Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Jill Zazzetti, left, of Ferdinand, Starla Rothgerber of St. Anthony and Vicki Anderson of Ferdinand dried off and screamed out from the cold after they jumped into the lake at Ferdinand State Forest during Plunge for Dubois County on Sunday. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Jennifer O'brien, center, her son, Chase, 5, and daughter, Leah, 10, all of Holland jumped into the lake at Ferdinand State Forest on Sunday where ice 6 inches deep was cut through to access the water for Plunge for Dubois County on Sunday. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Vicki Anderson, left, warmed by the fire with Lanae Canen, 9, both of Ferdinand after the Plunge for Dubois County on Sunday. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Jennifer Andry and her daughter Addison, both of Birdseye kept each other warm in the 34 degree temperature on Sunday before the Plunge for Dubois County at Ferdinand State Forest on Sunday. Jennifer's husband Todd is a First Responder with the Birdseye Fire Department and they were there for safety reasons. Heather Rousseau/The Herald

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    Participants of the Plunge for Dubois County ran to shore after jumping in the lake at Ferdinand State Forest on Sunday. The annual plunge benefited the Lange-Fuhs Cancer Center, Dubois County Leukemia Association, area food banks, and Ferdinand resident Marc Rogier who has Severe Aplastic Anemia, a rare autoimmune disease. This year's plunge raised $4500. Eric Uebelhor said they cut through six inches of ice to access the water. Heather Rousseau/The Herald