Lakeland Family Resource Center

Physical Address: 819 Ash Street, Spooner, WI 54801

Mailing Address: 510 First Street, Spooner, WI 54801



Youth mentoring, parenting support and family fun events


Check back for 2018's date soon!

What is it?  The Chilly Challenge Winter Plunge is LFRC's fundraiser, during which individuals and/or teams take the “plunge” into Shell Lake.  This year we have added aRestaurant Chili Cook-Off andSilent Auction.

Why do it?  All proceeds go to Lakeland Family Resource Center.  LFRC is a non-profit in Washburn County that provides programs and services that builds on family strengths through prevention, education, support and collaboration with other resources in the community. LFRC is available to all families in Washburn County and all programs are free.

How do you sign up?  Everyone must raise a minimum pledge of $50/person in order to take the plunge. You can pay the whole $50 yourself or ask friends and family to support you! If you raise $75 or more, you are eligible to receive a free T-shirt. The individual who raises the most money will receive a prize!

What do I need to know?
You must be  14 or older in order to take the plunge. If you are under 18 you MUST have a parent sign you waiver prior to jumping
Sign up in groups or sign up solo. However, groups will be split up when jumping due to size of hole.
If event is canceled due to inclement weather, the event will not be rescheduled and refunds will not be provided. Event cancellation will be posted at and on our Facebook page. 
All donations are tax deductible and can be made on our website or by sending a check to Lakeland Family Resource Center,

314 Elm St, Spooner, WI  54801.

Any restaurants interested in entering the Chili Cook-Off may do so by calling LFRC @ 715-635-4669 to register.

What do I need to bring?
Shoes: All jumpers MUST have shoes in order to jump
Towel: You will want to dry off before you change!
Warm/Dry clothes and shoes to change into after you jump
A friend to jump! No pre-registration necessary, just get there before the plunge starts to register that day.

Cash to eat/judge the chili and to bid on Silent Auction items.  See below for most current list...

Event Times:  12 - 1 pm Jump Registration

                        1 pm Jumping Begins on Shell Lake, chili tasting and silent auction to follow!

                        4 pm Chili-Cookoff & Silent Auction End...cookoff winner and Silent Auction bids will be announced at this time.

Restaurants participating in Chili Cook-Off :

1. Poor Boys Restaurant

2. The Dock

3. The Reel Em' Inn

4. Pine Brook Farm

5. Pair O' Lakes Lodge

6. Spooner Family Restaurant

7. Clover Meadow Winery

8. Spooner Market and Grill

​9. Tony's Riverside 

10. Thru the Woods Cafe


​​Lakeland's Annual Chilly

Challenge Winter Plunge, Chili Cook-off and Silent Auction