HACKENSACK — Back-to-Hack weekend and the 11th Annual Penguin Plunge is set for Jan. 18 in Hackensack.

Supporting the Hackensack Area Fire and Rescue Department and Faith in Action for Cass County, a challenge is made to all fire and rescue teams and to friends of Faith in Action throughout Minnesota to get teams together. Teams are encouraged to set a goal to raise money either to jump, or not to jump, into Birch Lake just off the city park in Hackensack.

Online registration and collection of donations are open at faithinactioncass.com. All Penguin Plunge participants will receive a goody bag and discounts on food and drinks at the wrap-up party at Birchwood Char House.

The Penguin and the Polar Bear will be on stage announcing the jumpers and there will be many activities including snow sculpting, bonfires, ice fishing and food at local restaurants.

The Hackensack Area Fire and Rescue Department serves the residents of Hackensack and eight surrounding townships. Faith in Action for Cass County connects community volunteers with people in need to provide transportation to medical appointments, shopping and errands, homemaking and chores, meal delivery, caregiver respite, basic home repair and home modification including building ramps.