Plunge in pictures, other Big Chill photos

The crowd cheers as the group "Shock and Thaw" prepares to plunge into the water.

The crowd cheers as the group "Shock and Thaw" prepares to plunge into the water. Bridget Florack

— The Baldwinsville Big Chill drew more than 150 plungers, who dove into the chilly Seneca River last Saturday, and the entire event raised roughly $38,000, which will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Central NY Chapter and the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central NY, as well as the Greater Baldwinsville Chamber of Commerce.

“We had a great turnout,” said Cristina Jardine, chairman of the Big Chill Planning Committee. “Each year the event gets bigger and better. We couldn't do it without our sponsors.”

Jardine thanked the following businesses and organizations for their contributions:

“Baldwinsville Heating and Cooling, Pathfinder Bank, TOPS Friendly Markets, La Tresse by Renee Salon, Nobles Tire City and Empower FCU as well as our community supporters, especially the Village of Baldwinsville, the Baldwinsville Fire Department, Greater Baldwinsville Ambulance Corps, the Baldwinsville Volunteer Center, the NY State Dive Team and all the businesses who donate to the event,” she said.

A Best in Bowl competition was also held Saturday with the following results:

Judge's Choice:

1) Three-way tie - Tabatha's Family Tree, Sammy Malone's and Silver Fox

2) Big Mama's

Dessert: Tabatha's Family Tree

People's Choice

1) Sammy Malone's

2) Sud's Factory River Grill

Most Unique

1) Suds Factory River Grill

2) Sammy Malone's


1) Yummies Cheesecakes

2) Tie: Tabatha's Family Tree and Canal Walk Cafe

Check out PAC-B TV this evening at 7 p.m. for a video of Big Chill 2013 or visit pacbtv.org for the schedule for future showings of the video. Here’s a sneak peak on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_U5ZZCV_rIQ

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