SNEADS FERRY, N.C. (WNCT) – The Satellite Rotary Club of Sneads Ferry is having its first Shrimp Dip this New Years Day to celebrate ringing in the new year.
The Shrimp Dip is the North Topsail Beach’s version of a polar plunge. It will be at the beach access across from Beach Bum’s Bar and Grill at noon.
Nicole Schmidt, the president of the club, said they want to wash away the past years and start 2022 fresh, which is how the idea of the Shrimp Dip came about. She encourages anyone to come out and join them and hopes that it becomes an annual event.
“People are just really, really excited because we’ve noticed that there hasn’t been much to do on the northside of the island and in Sneads Ferry, so we’re excited to bring it,” Schmidt said.
Schmidt said people seem excited to start the new year with the Shrimp Dip and can’t wait to grow the event in the future.
After the Shrimp Dip, there will be a chili cookoff at Beach Bum’s across the street. All the proceeds from that will go to a nonprofit that helps people with disabilities.