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  • Participants jump into the icy waters of Whitefish Lake Saturday morning for the Whitefish Winter Carnival Penguin Plunge, which benefits Special Olympics Montana. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Participants jump into the icy waters of Whitefish Lake Saturday morning for the Whitefish Winter Carnival Penguin Plunge, which benefits Special Olympics Montana. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Participants jump into the icy waters of Whitefish Lake Saturday morning for the Whitefish Winter Carnival Penguin Plunge, which benefits Special Olympics Montana. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Participants jump into the icy waters of Whitefish Lake Saturday morning for the Whitefish Winter Carnival Penguin Plunge, which benefits Special Olympics Montana. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    A participant comes out of the icy waters of Whitefish Lake Saturday morning during the Whitefish Winter Carnival Penguin Plunge, which benefits Special Olympics Montana. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Participants jump into the icy waters of Whitefish Lake Saturday morning for the Whitefish Winter Carnival Penguin Plunge, which benefits Special Olympics Montana. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Participants jump into the icy waters of Whitefish Lake Saturday morning for the Whitefish Winter Carnival Penguin Plunge, which benefits Special Olympics Montana. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Winter Carnival Prime Minister Jeff Raper and Prince Frey Anthony Smith jump in the icy waters of Whitefish Lake Saturday morning for the Whitefish Winter Carnival Penguin Plunge, which benefits Special Olympics Montana. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Winter Carnival Prince Frey Anthony Smith emerges from the icy waters of Whitefish Lake Saturday morning for the Whitefish Winter Carnival Penguin Plunge, which benefits Special Olympics Montana. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    The National Parks Realty team, dressed as Carnival "Primes" jump into Whitefish Lake during the Penguin Plunge. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Members of the Eureka Plungers team emerge from the icy waters of Whitefish Lake Saturday morning for the Whitefish Winter Carnival Penguin Plunge, which benefits Special Olympics Montana. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Members of the Montana Highway Patrol team emerge from the water of Whitefish Lake Saturday morning for the Whitefish Winter Carnival Penguin Plunge, which benefits Special Olympics Montana. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Participants jump into the icy waters of Whitefish Lake Saturday morning for the Whitefish Winter Carnival Penguin Plunge, which benefits Special Olympics Montana. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    A member of the North Valley Hospital team reacts after jumping to Whitefish Lake Saturday morning for the annual Penguin Plunge. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

  • Participants jump into the icy waters of Whitefish Lake Saturday morning for the Whitefish Winter Carnival Penguin Plunge, which benefits Special Olympics Montana. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Participants jump into the icy waters of Whitefish Lake Saturday morning for the Whitefish Winter Carnival Penguin Plunge, which benefits Special Olympics Montana. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Participants jump into the icy waters of Whitefish Lake Saturday morning for the Whitefish Winter Carnival Penguin Plunge, which benefits Special Olympics Montana. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Participants jump into the icy waters of Whitefish Lake Saturday morning for the Whitefish Winter Carnival Penguin Plunge, which benefits Special Olympics Montana. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    A participant comes out of the icy waters of Whitefish Lake Saturday morning during the Whitefish Winter Carnival Penguin Plunge, which benefits Special Olympics Montana. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Participants jump into the icy waters of Whitefish Lake Saturday morning for the Whitefish Winter Carnival Penguin Plunge, which benefits Special Olympics Montana. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Participants jump into the icy waters of Whitefish Lake Saturday morning for the Whitefish Winter Carnival Penguin Plunge, which benefits Special Olympics Montana. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Winter Carnival Prime Minister Jeff Raper and Prince Frey Anthony Smith jump in the icy waters of Whitefish Lake Saturday morning for the Whitefish Winter Carnival Penguin Plunge, which benefits Special Olympics Montana. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Winter Carnival Prince Frey Anthony Smith emerges from the icy waters of Whitefish Lake Saturday morning for the Whitefish Winter Carnival Penguin Plunge, which benefits Special Olympics Montana. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    The National Parks Realty team, dressed as Carnival "Primes" jump into Whitefish Lake during the Penguin Plunge. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Members of the Eureka Plungers team emerge from the icy waters of Whitefish Lake Saturday morning for the Whitefish Winter Carnival Penguin Plunge, which benefits Special Olympics Montana. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Members of the Montana Highway Patrol team emerge from the water of Whitefish Lake Saturday morning for the Whitefish Winter Carnival Penguin Plunge, which benefits Special Olympics Montana. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Participants jump into the icy waters of Whitefish Lake Saturday morning for the Whitefish Winter Carnival Penguin Plunge, which benefits Special Olympics Montana. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

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    A member of the North Valley Hospital team reacts after jumping to Whitefish Lake Saturday morning for the annual Penguin Plunge. (Heidi Desch/Whitefish Pilot)

Folks braved the icy waters of Whitefish Lake Saturday morning for the annual Whitefish Carnival Penguin Plunge, which raises money for Montana Special Olympics.

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