Photo: Chests and drawers
Kathy Plonka photo
January 2, 2013 - Updated: 7:29 a.m.
Fixture of the new year: Plungers dash out of the chilly waters of Lake Coeur d’Alene on Tuesday during the annual Polar Bear Plunge at Sanders Beach. The unofficial event, begun in 1979 by two Coeur d’Alene high school students, has grown to more than 1,000 people crowding the beach to swim or to watch.