As the ice bucket challenge phenomenon sweeps across the nation, the New Canaan Library took the idea to a different level.
On Friday afternoon, the library staff dumped buckets of ice water on each other to honor a longtime employee who was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, last year.
Ann Depuy, who worked part-time as a circulation librarian, stopped working this week after five years on the job. As of 5 p.m. Friday, the library has raised almost $500 in donations with the challenge.
The ALS Association, also as of Friday, has received $100.9 million in donations compared to $2.8 million during the same time period last year, July 29 to Aug. 29, according to the association’s website.
Other New Canaanites who accepted the challenge this month include Ann Curry, Joe Scarborough and Harry Connick Jr.
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