Dear Chebeague Island Community,

A huge thank you to everyone who came out to support, participate in, and help make the 2023 Polar Plunge and Chili, Chowder, Soup Challenge a big success.

11 hardy individuals met at the Boatyard in 8 degree weather to take the Polar Plunge this year! After warming up by the fire, nearly 100 islanders headed to the Rec Center, and enjoyed an assortment of 20 delicious chilis, chowders, and soups all served by an enthusiastic group of volunteers. Click here to download the video!

The CRC is thrilled that this classic fundraising event was able to come back in full swing. This event is a longstanding tradition that would not be possible without all of our cooks, servers, electricians (thanks to Ken Pelton), folks at the Boatyard, EMTs who stood by at the polar plunge, and the almost 100 community members who helped eat the delicious food. 

Congrats to all our winners this year! 

First Place

Second Place

Third Place


Amy Rich- Beef Chili


Travis Nadeau- West Texas Chili

Nancy Olney- Green Chili Stew


Julie Doughty- Chili con Carne

Ehrhardt Groothoff- Venison Chili


Frankie Doughty- Corn Chowder

Kel Haney- Smoked Haddock w/ Bacon and Corn

Arlene Dyer- Seafood Chowder


Jen Corson- French Onion Soup

Riley Beaupre- Chicken and Dumpling Soup

Christina Sawtelle- Squash Soup

The CRC also welcomes you to our next events:

Disco Mini Golf for Family Fun Night   March 3

Full Moon Beach Walk March 8

Pi Day Coffee Hour March 14