For the last five years or so the Orange Congregational Pilgrim Youth Fellowship has done a freeze out to raise awareness of homelessness and money for Habitat for Humanity.
So they get financial sponsorship from the congregation, friends and family that will go to Habitat and then they build a 'shanty' town out of card board boxes and spend the night in it on a cold night in January.
They crawl in and take one hour shifts throughout the night from 7:00 pm until 7:00 am the next day. The ones who are inside listen to speakers from the Police Department, Habitat, Sacred Heart University, etc up until about 11:00.
The next morning they have breakfast and are out of there by 8:00 am.
Nope, I didn't stay out with them. I know. Cheesy. But I did have dinner with them and then brought coffee the next am. NICE JOB YOUTH and ADULTS who are the bravest and more courageous adults I know. iPhone pictures.
I have never known a piece of Swiss chocolate that I didn't like. Although I have never tasted Teuscher, I'm sure it must be good because it's Swiss. Personally I love Villar's Swiss chocolate. The summer that I spent in Switzerland a few years ago I over indulged on Villar's. Quite delicious. Well I'll be going into the city real soon so I'll stop by for a sample and will let you know.
Much of the inside of the cathedral is under renovation as you can see from the scaffolding. It made for some interesting photos. The bottom photo is looking straight up where they left the 'IHS' exposed.
Over New Year's I went into the Big Apple and visited friends. Dropped into the cathedral and grabbed a few shots that I'll 'feature' over the next couple of days. The bottom photo is rather grainy since it was dark and I fiddled around with it.