Ice Cream Social at Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich: “It makes us feel cared about.”

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Takeia McAlister with club kids Bryce Waddell and Christopher Pierre during the ice cream social on Feb. 16, 2016 at the Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich. Credit: Leslie Yager

Tuesday was the first day back to school in Greenwich after a week of winter break, plus Presidents Day. But going back to school was made a bit sweeter by the annual ice cream social at the Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich.

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Henry Jin and Tyler Maurer enjoyed their ice cream sundaes at the Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich, Feb. 16, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

Takeia McAlister estimated about 300 children enjoyed the ice cream social, which she said was likely double the number they expected last week, when the event was originally scheduled.

Long time Boys and Girls Club Board Vice Chair, Rebecca Breed, supplied all the icrea cream and toppings for the eighth year.

Mrs. Breed is loved by the Greenwich community, especially the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich because she has helped countless higher-education bound young people fulfill their dreams of attending and completing college.

In addition to her Board commitments, she regularly volunteers in the Club’s Learning Center, helping children with homework and giving encouragement and guidance.

“She is so sweet,” McAlister said of Breed. “She already gives her time and is a huge benefactor of the scholarships.”

“The kids love this event. You should have seen them all lined up along the windows to the game room, salivating!” she laughed.

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Bryce Waddell and Christopher Pierre at the ice cream social at the Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich,Feb. 16, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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Kayla Huang and Itzabelle Beltran at the ice cream social at the Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich, Feb. 16, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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Declan O’Regan, a 4th grader from Julian Curtiss School, said the ice cream social was a generous gift from Rebecca Breed. “It makes us feel cared about,” he said.

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Ashley Culver, Camryn Ferrara and Don Palmer scooping up ice cream for make-your-own sundaes on Feb. 16 at the Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich. Credit: Leslie Yager

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At the ice cream social at the Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich, Brianna Rodney and Diana Pulgarin, 5th grade students in Tami Summerton’s class at Hamilton Avenue School, Feb. 16, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

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Itzabelle Beltran and Alexa Fields, both first graders in Ms. Sexton’s class at Julian Curtiss School, Feb. 16, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager


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 The Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich is located at 4 Horseneck Lane in Greenwich.

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