Watching your Greenwich neighbors don their beach garments and run into the freezing waters of Long Island Sound on New Year's Day is always a good time. Joining your neighbors as they do this - and braving a few minutes of exhilarating fun to help support a VERY worthy cause - is even better!
At high noon on New Year's Day, crowds of Greenwich residents started their year with a quick dip into the water at Tod's Point for the benefit of Kids in Crisis!
Mild weather, with shining sun and an air temperature in the 40's, helped keep spirits high as the countdown occurred, followed by running, splashing, and the joyous cacophony of laughter and chilly vocalizations filled the atmosphere.
Greenwich Town Party provided hot cocoa and coffee. Tee-Shirts were on sale to commemorate the event. All proceeds from the day went to Kids in Crisis!
Launched in 1978, Kids in Crisis is the only organization of its kind providing free, round-the-clock crisis counseling and temporary shelter for infants, children and teens. An extensive professional staff offers support and solutions to families and children struggling with issues including abuse, neglect, family conflict, mental health issues, divorce, substance abuse and more.Donate to Kids In Crisis Now
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Photos by Pam Grunow
Video by Pam Grunow and Laurie McShea
Writing by Eric Taubert