True ice-breaker for Lyons’ inaugural Chill Fest
Chunks of ice still stirred the water as Lyons polar plungers gathered around the LaVern M. Johnson Park river bank on Saturday. The premiere Chill Fest was underway and the sun was shining.
“Every Lyons person should do it, it’s a Lyons thing,” said Marc Hutt. He was one of the earliest plungers at the park, clad in a tan robe and sandals. His daughter Natalie, 9, was going to take the plunge with him.
“I’m cold, my feet are cold — it’s only going to get colder,” she said. She, too, was dress