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1st Place: $500 cash

2nd Place: $250 cash

3rd Place: $100 cash

4th Place: $50 cash

Photo of 2015 Max Plunge can

Photo of blue ice. Past Max Plunge Ending Dates

1995 - April 12, 2:58 pm
1996 - April 18, 1:23 pm
1997 - April 20, 5:58 pm
1998 - April 9, 4:32 pm
1999 - April 9, 10:08 pm
2000 - March 8, 6:30 am
2001 - April 13, 4:12 am
2002 - April 14, 3:41 pm
2003 - April 11, 3:07 pm
2004 - April 2, 12:57 pm
2005 - April 5, 10:23 am
2006 - April 2, 7:45 pm
2007 - March 29, 2:50 am
2008 - April 9, 5:45 pm
2009 - April 16, 1:00 pm
2010 - April 8, 3:29 pm
2011 - April 22, 8:37 am
2012 - March 18, 5:56 pm
2013 - April 30, 12:54 pm
no plunge in 2014











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— 3 predictions for $5

— Only 300 tickets available

— Sales close March 31st

Tickets can be purchased at Max businesses. Tickets are $5 each and allow three guesses per ticket.

To mail in entries, send $5 per each three guesses to Max Parks Department, PO Box 33, Max, ND 58759. Guesses should include the month, day, hour (including am or pm), and minute that the can is predicted to fall through the ice, as well as the name and contact information of the individual sending the entry.

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How do we know when the can falls?

The Plunge can is outfitted with an electronic timer that stops immediately when it gets wet. Therefore, it doesn't matter if the can falls in the middle of the day or in the dead of night--the time will be exact.









Be a Part of the
Max Plunge!

Photo of Max Plunge can on the ice.
The Max Plunge can out on the ice, February 2010.
Note the Max Cafe in the distance at right.

The enormous pop can that has become a wintertime fixture on Elbow Lake along Highway 83 in Max is again ready to take a dive! The Max Plunge is Max's yearly guessing game that predicts when the specially-made jumbo can will fall through the ice.

Having taken a hiatus in 2014, the Max Plunge is once more being sponsored by the Max Parks Department. Proceeds from the Plunge will go toward the upkeep of Max parks and related facilities and to benefit Parks Department recreation programs.

You may have seen that the Plunge can has gotten a face lift! At left you can see the can as it is now, outfitted in Max blue and white. Sponsors Bremer Bank and RTC are still prominent on the can. Enjoy the new can and make your guesses!

Photo of giant can falling into Elbow Lake on April 8, 2010.
Photo of giant can falling into Elbow Lake on April 8, 2010.

Photo of blue ice. 2013 Plunge Winners Photo of blue ice.

The Max Plunge ended at 12:54 pm on April 30th, 2013 when the jumbo can poised on the ice of Elbow Lake in Max fell through. This is the latest Plunge date in the history of the contest!

The top four winners in 2013 were:

1st: Edwin Schmidt of Max - $500
2nd: Michelle Welsh of Minot - $250
3rd: Kathy Stambaugh of Minot - $100
4th: Ande Semchenko of Sioux Falls, SD - $50

Proceeds from 2013's Plunge went to benefit the community programs of Max Community Enterprises.

Congratulations to all Max Plunge 2013 winners!





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