RHINELANDER - A brave group of people welcomed spring by jumping into Boom Lake Saturday to raise money for local organizations.
This is the 5th year the Hodag Water Ski Team has organized the event. As always, they picked two local organizations to benefit from the money raised.
"Every year we like to team up with another non-profit group or charity in the area. This year we decided to team up with Go to Bat for Easton Senoraske, who has Leukemia, and the Leanna Kossack Sarcoma Foundation," says AJ Jefcik, from Hodag Water Shows.
The event keeps growing every year. Saturday they had 41 jumpers-- an all time high.
"We're a community based group that likes to help out other members of the community. This is just our part," says Jefcik.
The Spring Chill Thrill raised more than $3,800 Saturday.
The Newbold Fire Department, provided a watchful eye in the water, and the Rhinelander Fire Department was there for medical support.
RHINELANDER - Wild Instincts celebrated the release of BBC's "Supercharged Otters," which filmed at Wild Instincts in Rhinelander.
Saturday's viewing at Rouman Cinema in Rhinelander had a complementary showing of the episode.
The episode features otters that spent seven months with Rehabilitation Director Mark Naniot and his team.
The episode gives people a look into the life of an otter.
"Like everything else it's the web of life. Everything's all interconnected and even if it's just the pure enjoyment of watching an otter swim or catch a fish and seeing how playful they are sliding down a mudslide or sliding through the snow that alone is immeasurable really," said Naniot.
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