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Ministers are good sports as 'dunkees'

Photo by Contributed Photo, Contributed

Celia Parkhill, Avery Laird and Parker Hanson celebrate Memorial Day at First Presbyterian Church's barbecue Monday, May 26.

The First Presbyterian Church of New Canaan celebrated Memorial Day at its second annual community-wide barbecue following the town parade May 26.

The church grounds were filled with families enjoying the attractions, including water slides, an obstacle course, face painting, a petting zoo and pony rides. Visitors partook of home-style barbecue fare while listening to the singing and acoustic guitar of Nick DePuy.

The highlight of the celebration, according to event chairman Stephan von Jena, was a dunk tank featuring the ministers of the church, the Revs. Paul Gilmore and Kibbie Laird, as the "dunkees."