Sunday, September 8, 2013

Up Up and Away!

Of all the fall events - The Greenwich Land Trust's Go Wild! family field day is my absolute favorite. It's an afternoon for children of all ages hosted at the stunning polo fields at Conyers Farm. Families have a chance to enjoy food and drinks from a variety of vendors, pony rides, a mechanical bull, petting zoos, face painting, hot air balloons, and a whole host of other fun activities. I look forward to this weekend every year - the chilly autumn air, tugging on boots that have sat dormant all summer long, grabbing my first fall apple, and wandering the polo fields with family and friends.  

In full disclosure I am co-chairing this year's event. I know I talk a lot about mindfully saying "no" on this blog, but I can honestly tell you I was thrilled to say "yes" to taking on this task. I really respect the work that The Greenwich Land Trust does. They own roughly 737 acres of both land and land rights (conservation easements) in every part of Greenwich, from tidal marshes in the Long Island Sound to the woodlands of the backcountry. They are keeping our land beautiful and healthy. That matters to me. I want to know there will be open spaces left for children to enjoy for years to come. The GLT receives no funding from the Town of Greenwich. All funds are raised from private donations and this fund-raiser so please come out and support this wonderful cause! Even if you don't live here in Greenwich - it is well worth making the trek because kids truly love the activities and food. It's a not-to-be-missed event!

This year we have some fantastic new additions. We're thrilled to have the Skinny Pines brick-oven pizza truck turning out piping hot pizza by the slice, Garden Catering serving their town-renowned chicken nuggets and potato cones, and Mike's Organic delivering bushels of fresh picked apples. Scott Kazan, "The Balloon Man", will be there handing out personalized keepsakes, and we've brought in a 4-person Bungee Trampoline. Holy smokes will it be fun!

The Bungee Trampoline

Tickets can be bought here and information about our fabulous raffle items can be found here. There is no auction at the event but the 6 prizes (including a trip to Tryall Club in Jamaica) will be raffled off before the event is over. 

Food, cocktails, animals, games, music, fun. What could be better on a Sunday afternoon? See you there!

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