Fifth an­nual Lob­ster Dip sup­ports mis­sion­ary fam­ily

Only 10 peo­ple brave enough to take the plunge this year

South Shore Breaker - - Wheels - KATHY JOHN­SON kathy.john­[email protected]­laliant.net

Though the dip­pers were few and far be­tween at the fifth an­nual Lob­ster Dip on the

North East Point wa­ter­front on Nov. 24, there were some new­com­ers who say they’ll be do­ing it again next year and will be bring­ing fam­ily with them.

Only 10 peo­ple were brave enough to take the plunge into the At­lantic this year, which reg­is­tered three de­grees near shore.

“Eight went full-fledged and two went as far as their knees,” said or­ga­nizer Sherry Leeann Nick­er­son, who started the event as a way to raise money to sup­port char­i­ta­ble causes.

For two years, the Lob­ster Dip sup­ported the BMHS stu­dents par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Me to We pro­gram.

Camp Jor­dan was the bene­fac­tor another year.

“Ev­ery year we choose a dif­fer­ent cause,” noted

Nick­er­son.

The money raised at this year’s dip, which to­talled just over $200, will go to­ward mis­sion­ary Ethan Parker, who is orig­i­nally from Pub­nico.

Along with his wife Eva and son Thomas, the fam­ily work and vol­un­teer at the Mount Trabar Bible Camp in Mid­dle Musquodoboit.

Nick­er­son is the only per­son who has taken the dip ev­ery year since the event was started.

“It re­freshes and re­news me and gets me braced for the new year,” she said.

Kathy John­son

Par­tic­i­pants in the fifth an­nual Lob­ster Dip make the dash into the frigid At­lantic at the North East Point wa­ter­front on Cape Sable Is­land on Nov. 24.

Kathy John­son

Par­tic­i­pants in the fifth an­nual Lob­ster Dip get ready to make the dash into the frigid wa­ters of the At­lantic at the North East Point wa­ter­front on Cape Sable Is­land on Nov. 24.

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