New year's plunge for charity

Jan. 2—A good crowd turned out for a chilly dip in the North Atlantic to kick off the new year Saturday as well as support The Open Door food pantry.

The annual polar plunge on the historic Rocky Neck Art Colony got underway at 1 p.m. at Oakes Cove Beach, at the corner of Stevens Way and Wonson Street.

After a hiatus, the organizers were eager to collect non-perishable food items again and provide a prosperous launch for the year for the beloved local nonprofit.