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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

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Welcome 2009 with a day of activities and an icy swim

NEW HAVEN — Elm City Parks Conservancy will hold "First Day New Haven,’’ a winter fund-raising festival featuring the eighth annual Polar Plunge for Parks from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 1 at Lighthouse Park.
First Day New Haven is a fun, exciting and invigorating way to begin the New Year and is a family-oriented event, organizers said.
Admission is free and this year the event will feature horse carriage rides, lighthouse tours, a wintry volleyball tournament, a treasure hunt dig, a sand sculpting contest, live music, children’s games, a hearty brunch, plenty of hot cocoa and more, organizers said.
For more information, call (203) 627-0178. To obtain Polar Plunge for Parks pledge forms, e-mail