BRIDGMAN — During its annual year-in-review meeting Monday, the Bridgman City Council announced plans for a new upcoming event.

The council approved plans for the first Polar Party, which will be Feb. 7-8. It is planned as a family-focused fundraiser for the Bridgman Foundation for Educational Excellence. The inaugural event is the result of cooperation among the city, Bridgman school district and the Community Growth Alliance and the Foundation, according to council member Linda Gedeon-Kuhn, who is also a foundation board member.