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PHOTOS: Leprechaun Plunge in Wauconda

Published: Friday, March 24, 2017 6:03 p.m. CDT
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Candace H. Johnson - For Shaw Media The Northern Illinois Pipes & Drums walk in the St. Patrick's Day parade towards Wauconda Boat for the Leprechaun Plunge in Bang's Lake in Wauconda.
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Candace H. Johnson-For Shaw Media Jeremiah Stoltzner, of Island Lake holds his trophy after winning for Best Limerick before the Leprechaun Plunge at Wauconda Boat in Wauconda.
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Candace H. Johnson-For Shaw Media Chris Lewis, of Sycamore jumps off the peer into chilly Bang's Lake during the Leprechaun Plunge at Wauconda Boat in Wauconda.
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Candace H. Johnson-For Shaw Media The Blissful Jumpers start to jump into Bang's Lake off of the pier during the Leprechaun Plunge at Wauconda Boat in Wauconda.
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Candace H. Johnson-For Shaw Media Jen Egan, of Wauconda reacts to the chilly water after jumping into Bang's Lake during the Leprechaun Plunge at Wauconda Boat in Wauconda. Kevin Tracz, a Wauconda fire medic wore her Irish Princess crown.
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Candace H. Johnson-For Shaw Media Chris Lewis, of Sycamore dances an Irish Jig as Tim Howe, of Wauconda watches him before the Leprechaun Plunge at Wauconda Boat in Wauconda.
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Candace H. Johnson-For Shaw Media Gayle Mead, Bob Berrelez and Levi Borowski, 5, all of Wauconda dance an Irish Jig before the Leprechaun Plunge at Wauconda Boat in Wauconda.

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