On Saturday, July 26th the 6th Annual Dunewood Swim-A-Thon was held at the Dunewood Bay-Beach. There were 42 participants, adults and kids in attendance. Close to $400 was raised towards the Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society. Every year the participants and their families take a special trip to the lighthouse in order to see the benefits of their fundraising efforts. This year the participants swam and kicked 276 laps collectively. For every lap completed, a bracelet was given out. Many sponsors participated in the event by donating: T-Shirts and Raffles prizes. Special thanks to: RK Landscaping (t-shirts), Albatross, Kline’s, Scoop’s, Beaches and Cream, Matthew’s, The Hideaway, Sandbar, and Ice Castle for raffle items. A special thank you goes to Catrina Christensen, Dunewood’s head swim instructor for organizing another successful event. In addition, we also thank the communities that participated and the many business that continue to make this event a success year after year.
photos: ellen s. abramowitz – 2014