Ever Wanted to Tell County Administrator Brad Karger to “Go Jump in a Lake”? (He’ll Do It Feb. 4)

Written by Brad Karger


February 4 is your chance to hit County Administrator Brad Karger where it hurts…

County Administrator Brad Karger takes The Udder Plunge in Athens - 2016

Sit comfortably by as a spectator sipping your hot soup, chili, or coffee as you make Brad Karger take The Udder Plunge for a third straight year—jumping into a hole cut in the f-f-f-reezing c-c-c-old ice at Erbach Park.

The Udder Plunge is a fundraiser in support of the Athens Fair. If you would like to encourage Brad to take an icy jump into Black Creek, you can contact Mary Palmer of the Marathon County Administrator’s Office (715-261-1400) and become a sponsor of this insanity. Sponsorships at any level will be accepted, and the suggested contribution is only $5.

Plunge registration begins at 10:00 a.m. at Erbach Park in Athens. Jumping begins at 12:30. Prizes will be given for most money raised and best costume. (Look for Brad in a Superman getup this year!)

Check out Brad doing his signature “can opener” move into the water at last year’s Udder Plunge…

Before the plunge event, you’re invited to join The Udder Snowshoe Race for 3 miles along Black Creek. Trophies will be awarded for the top 3 males and females. All kids under 12 get awards. Race registration ($28) starts 8:00 a.m. until race start at 10:30. Awards are at 12 noon.

For questions or to register, contact Chris Kepner at cjranch14@gmail.com.


brad_kargerBrad Karger is the Marathon County Administrator. In this role, he leads an organization with 700+ employees and an annual budget of more than $170 million. Brad has been in leadership positions with Marathon County for the past 29 years. He is known statewide for generating innovative ideas and solutions to problems, openness and transparency, and a commitment to community service that extends well beyond the normal workday. Email Brad Karger


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