Quincy (Kwin' zee), Massachusetts, City of Presidents and Birthplace of the American Dream
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Taking the Plunge
More than 75 people took part in the John Hancock Birthday Plunge into Quincy Bay last weekend and raised $8000 to help local people in need of food and fuel this winter. Water temps were just above freezing as you can see from the shocked expressions of these hardy souls. The plunge is a tribute to Hancock, who lived in Quincy and was the first signer of the Declaration of Independence. This statue from a previous post honors John Hancock.