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Islanders and friends pose for a group photo after braving a cold wind to welcome the New Year by plunging into Lake Washington at Clarke Beach Park on the South end of Mercer Island, Jan. 1. The event, in its 42nd year, is organized by Islander Nile Clarke (center, black shirt). - Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter
Islanders and friends pose for a group photo after braving a cold wind to welcome the New Year by plunging into Lake Washington at Clarke Beach Park on the South end of Mercer Island, Jan. 1. The event, in its 42nd year, is organized by Islander Nile Clarke (center, black shirt).
— image credit: Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter

Islanders and friends pose for a group photo after braving a cold wind to welcome the New Year by plunging into Lake Washington at Clarke Beach Park on the South end of Mercer Island, Jan. 1. The event, in its 42nd year, is organized by Islander Nile Clarke (center, black shirt).

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