Despite the chill, there was a warm smile today from Cristy Gonzales of Norwalk, one of about 100 taking the plunge at Compo Beach in the 10th anniversary edition of Temple Israel’s Freezin’ for a Reason charity event. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Saturday, March 02, 2024
Participants in this year’s 10th anniversary Temple Israel Freezin’ for a Reason charity plunge at Compo Beach head into the water today at Westport’s Compo Beach. The annual New Year’s Day swim took place under sunny skies with the temperature in the mid-40s. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Tom Patterson (l), a co-founder 10 years ago of Temple Israel’s Freezin for a Reason charity plunge at Compo Beach leads this year’s plungers today. He said this year’s proceeds would be split among all the charities who have taken part since the event’s start. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
The year 2016 saw many changes in Westport and WestportNow was there every step of the way.
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The promotion of Foti Koskinas to chief of police was one of the major Westport stories of 2016. His family pinned on his badge. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
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11 a.m. – Compo Beach – 10th Annual Temple Israel Polar Bear Plunge (Opening Ceremony at 10:30 a.m.)
See more events: Celebrate Westport Calendar