Greenwich Town Party’s Heroes: Not Just for One Day

Screen Shot 2014-12-17 at 10.51.24 AMThe folks behind the Greenwich Town Party have been very busy. Expanding their inclusive, all-ages party theme throughout the year, GTP is far more than a one-day event.

On May 23, 2015 the familiar festival will revert back to a single location at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park, rather include a satellite venue at Havemeyer Field satellite.

But, GTP has found alternate ways to grow the party.

Screen Shot 2014-12-18 at 10.12.00 AMThe Heroes campaign is GTP’s way of spotlighting the many special people in our community whose voluntarism and unsung acts of kindness make our Town so special.

“We want to celebrate all those individual moments,” said Nicole Enslein who has been working behind the scenes at GTP.

Enslein explained that the Heroes campaign is not a contest, but rather a showcase of individuals she likens to a community quilt.

How to Nominate a Hero
Everyone is encouraged to nominate a “hero” simply by going to the Greenwich Town Party Facebook page and posting a photo and description of their hero. The description can be a couple sentences or a couple paragraphs. The campaign is not a contest, just a way to recognize Greenwich’s heroes.

Just make sure to include #GTPHeroes in the Facebook post and your “hero” and photo will automatically appear on the GTP website heroes page!

Not on Facebook? That’s okay. Just email a photo and a couple paragraphs to [email protected]

Enslein said no gift or act is too small. “It can be a family member or even a person who checks in on an elderly neighbor,” she said. A hero might be a selfless volunteer, a crossing guard, or even the head of a local non-profit.

As part of a broader “Campaign for Community,” GTP is also collaborating with 40 organizations in Town, including multiple non-profits to carry the message of an inclusive community throughout the year.

GTP recently collaborated on First Light with the Old Greenwich Merchants Association and others, and worked with Betteridge and Threads & Treads on The Jingle Bell Jog.

What’s next? GTP will lend hands-on support to local real estate agent and triathlete, Angela Swift and her popular Plunge for Kids to benefit Kids in Crisis.

Screen Shot 2014-12-18 at 9.45.43 AM“We want to support the activities of all of our community organizations, whether passing out donuts or hot chocolate or donating tickets to help in fundraising efforts,” Enslein said.

GTP even organized free parking during the Holiday Stroll along Greenwich Ave. “We all know what a beast it can be to park on Greenwich Avenue,” Enslein said.

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Between the Heroes campaign and the Campaign for Community, those GTP rainbow circle and guitar magnets have taken on new meaning, so leave your magnets on the car year round.

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