CHRISTMAS IN JULY TOY DRIVE

Quassy Amusement and Water Park employee Brendan Wilmot displays a box filled with toys, part of the property’s Christmas in July Toy Drive. Quassy set up the initiative through the Connecticut Recreation and Parks Association in Newington and Christmas Wish Connecticut, a charity committed to sharing the spirit of Christmas 365 days a year. The park’s Quassy Cares program joined the campaign and, for each toy brought in by a park employee, Quassy matched the contribution.

The lakeside property in Middlebury, now in its 111th year, has also assisted at local soup kitchens, helping to provide meals for those in need and put together a service cart which occasionally cruises along the Middlebury Greenway, a leisure trail where the electrified trolley line that serviced the park in its early days once stood. The cart is used by Quassy employees to pick up and dispose of any debris found along the paved greenway.

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