Just two days after Winter Storm Q slammed Pulaski County with several inches of snow and ice, many Fort Leonard Wood civilians and soldiers braved the cold weather and plunged into the chilly temperatures of Training Area 250 lake on Saturday.
More than 35 civilians and soldiers participated in the Better Opportunities for Single Service Members (BOSS) Bold in the Cold plunge and submerged themselves in the lake on Saturday afternoon.
With temperatures in the mid-thirties, participants certainly got the chill they signed up for.
BOSS is an organization on post that aims to improve the quality of life for single service members (bonafide bachelors, geographical bachelors and single parents) on Fort Leonard Wood by providing opportunities to get service members involved in the community.
This is the second year BOSS held the Bold in the Cold event. Last year's event had 76 participants.
At the event, participants dressed up in costumes and competed for several different prizes.
Best team theme:
Best couples theme: The bikini girls
8-year-old Elijah Stallings
Individual with the most moxy: