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Monday, January 31, 2011

Guts and Glory in Milford Literacy Center Leprechaun Leap

MILFORD - The Leprechaun Leap 2011 to benefit the Literacy Center of Milford will be held March 5 at Walnut Beach, with registration beginning at 10:45 a.m.
"The 'Leapers' from around the city will collect donations from family members, co-workers and friends, and run, jump or dive into the icy cold waters at Walnut Beach," organizers said in a statement.

The Leap is at 11:30 a.m. sharp, the statement said.

"Join the many warm hearted, brave souls who will "take the leap," the statement said.
Those "a little timid" to make the splash, can show support by making a pledge to a "braver soul," the statement said. All proceeds collected by the "leapers" benefit the Literacy Center of Milford.

There also will be competitions between the local high school students and teachers, civic groups, restaurants, banks, local businesses, canines and many more who will make the "leap" into Long Island Sound, the statement said.
Trophies will be awarded in several categories, including Best Costume, Most Enthusiastic, Group Theme, Favorite Canine Leaper, Highest Individual Pledges, Bravest Junior Leaper (under 12), and Favorite Literacy Leaper, the statement said.
Registration form are available at the Literacy Center office at 16 Dixon St. or call 203-878-4800, or visit
Groups need to pre-register. Sponsored by The Milford Bank.

Editor's note: All information and the photo in this post was contributed.



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