To kids, ice cream is acceptable and appreciated year round no matter the near freezing conditions outside. On Thursday, February 14th, Rebecca Breed for the sixth year provided ice cream complete with sprinkles, whipped cream, gummies and more sweet toppings to over 230 members of the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich.
Rebecca Breed, a long time Board Member at Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich (BGCG) says she experiences pure join when she sees the faces of the children every year as they eat their treats. “They are wonderful kids, and all of us at the Club do what we can to make them smile,” said Breed when asked why she does the party. As chair of the Scholarship Committee, Rebecca has helped countless young people fulfill their dreams of completing college. In addition to her Board commitments, Rebecca volunteers in the Club’s education center, helping children with homework and giving encouragement and guidance. Each Valentine’s Day Rebecca throws an ice cream sundae party for all of the Club members. That party has become a highly anticipated annual event.
In anticipation of the party, Club members decorated the make shift ice cream parlor with hearts, “Thank You Rebecca” signs and hand crafted Valentine’s bags filled with candy made by the kids of Stanwich School for the Club members. Stanwich School has made it a tradition to make these bags for their peers for over 10 years.
To show their affection for Breed, a few members purchased flowers from the Torch Club’s (a leadership group comprised of pre-teen and teen youth within the Boys & Girls Club) annual flower sale sponsored by McArdle’s Florist and Garden Center and presented them to her.
Rebecca’s service has not been limited to BGCG. As a native of Greenwich, she has served as Selectman for 6 years, 2 as First Selectman. Afterwards she went to law school and practiced juvenile law in Stamford for many years. Still active at age 76, Rebecca recently served on District 7’s RTM. A staunch Republican, she continues to be very involved in local and national politics, but is very kind to the Democrats that she meets.
To view photos from the party, visit the Club’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/bgcgkids.
About Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich
Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich aims to provide a
world-class Club experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who enters our doors. We offer an array of the most extensive and comprehensive programs in Greenwich to members ages 6-18. The Club is located in a state-of-the-art facility with indoor and outdoor summer camps and serves as the leading provider of athletic leagues and competitive teams. For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich, a member of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, has provided high-quality programming which builds character and citizenship and offers kids a safe, nurturing, affordable environment in which to succeed. The mission of the Club is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. To learn more about how GREAT FUTURES START visit BGCG.ORG or connect with us @BGCGKIDS on Facebook and Twitter.