Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Splashing Our Way Into Spring

This April 2nd was a gorgeous day, not just because of the amazing weather-- with the lovely sunshine and the pure blue sky-- but it was also our First Splash of Spring at Save the Harbor/Save the Bay. Me and two other interns were assigned to help the Cupid Splash event at Revere Beach, which is the biggest fundraiser out of all the eight beaches that day.

There were so many people on the Revere Beach for the event including community members, reporters, Save the Harbor staff, and all our proud and brave splashers who made this extraordinary event possible. We set up our table and tent next to the beach and gathered all the splashers to take group pictures. Although the weather was great, it was still windy on the beach, which made running into the water with cupid costumes on still a little bit cold. However, all our brave splashers ran into the water, and the event was exciting! Free tasty hot clam chowder and hot chocolate were served to warm all the splashers up.

After the event we drove to 338 Grill pub for the warm-up party and enjoyed the free Harpoon beer provided by our sponsor, Harpoon Brewery. We celebrated the great success of our event and had lots of fun together.

Everybody enjoyed the day so much on the beach. As an intern at Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, I'm so happy that our 1st Cupid Splash ended up with huge success and happiness. Thanks to all our participants, sponsors and donors, we have proudly raised more than $20,000 for our local pubic beaches and our communities. We will keep doing this and I believe it's going to be even more fun in the future with more new ideas and even more splashers!

Fred Zhao
Save the Harbor / Save the Bay

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