In addition to family gatherings, turkey dinners and football, Nantucket has another Thanksgiving tradition that you won’t see everywhere: The Annual Turkey Plunge, which benefits the Nantucket Atheneum Weezie Library for Children, the island’s public library.
With the event now in its eighth year, Turkey Plungers have been running around collecting sponsorship from friends, family and local businesses. This week on Thanksgiving morning, hundreds of participants of all ages will bravely dash down Children’s Beach and into the freezing Nantucket Harbor.
Participants are allowed to wear no more than a bathing suit and must go in AT LEAST up to their shoulders. The organizers also give out prizes for the best costumes.
You can watch a video of the Turkey Plunge from last year on The PlumTV Website. If you would like to make a donation or find a Plunger to sponsor, click here.