Greenwich shows great examples of community spirit

FI-Letter-to-the-EditorTo the Editor

They say things happen in threes. Well recently my family was struck three times by how exceptionally kind and warm Greenwich people are.

First, Friday night, Nov. 21, we all attended the Old Greenwich Art Show’s Winners Reception at Greenwich Bank & Trust in Riverside. It was like we’d stepped back in time, onto the set of Mayberry RFD, with smiling people serving hot yummy foods and recognizing the children for their art.

The children were so proud, grinning ear to ear for photos and awards. Saturday morning, a kind bank teller called me to report I’d left my iPhone case, complete with credit cards and cash inside. She stayed until past closing (12:15 p.m.) to give it to me. Thank you Jen.

Next, on Nov. 22, the ladies of the Junior League of Greenwich were all smiles and hugs. We ran into friends we hadn’t seen since preschool. “Here’s your gingerbread house,” a volunteer smiled. She’d held it for us Sunday although we’d arrived late due to sports.

On Sunday, a friend invited us to come skating Saturday night, Dec. 6. His brother died of cancer. This will be a benefit for Relay for Life, for cancer research. So many Greenwich High School students and parents from all over town are volunteering their time to help make the skating party fun and we promised to support it.

There is no better place on earth to get into the holiday spirit than Greenwich, Conn.

We are so blessed to live in the warmest (in spirit, not always temperature) town in the world.

Happy Holidays 2014 Greenwich.


Robin Pastore
Old Greenwich

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