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Greenwich Land Trust Goes Wild At Annual Fundraiser At Polo Club

Paul Sena fires off some hot air from his burner in his grounded basket Sunday at Go Wild! High winds prevented the hot air balloons from inflating as the flame would have been blown sideways into the balloon, causing it to burn.
Paul Sena fires off some hot air from his burner in his grounded basket Sunday at Go Wild! High winds prevented the hot air balloons from inflating as the flame would have been blown sideways into the balloon, causing it to burn. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern
A costumed stilt walker entertains during Greenwich Land Trust's Go Wild! event Sunday at the Greenwich Polo Club.
A costumed stilt walker entertains during Greenwich Land Trust's Go Wild! event Sunday at the Greenwich Polo Club. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern
A fiddler from the country music group Gunsmoke performs at the Greenwich Land Trust's Go Wild! event Sunday at the Greenwich Polo Club.
A fiddler from the country music group Gunsmoke performs at the Greenwich Land Trust's Go Wild! event Sunday at the Greenwich Polo Club. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern
College flags flap in the breeze at Greenwich Land Trust's annual fundraising event, Go Wild! Sunday at the Greenwich Polo Club.
College flags flap in the breeze at Greenwich Land Trust's annual fundraising event, Go Wild! Sunday at the Greenwich Polo Club. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern
Although high winds grounded the hot air balloons, it didn't prevent people from participating in other events, including flying in the air.
Although high winds grounded the hot air balloons, it didn't prevent people from participating in other events, including flying in the air. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern

GREENWICH, Conn. -- High winds grounded the hot air balloons but not the fun during the annual Greenwich Land Trust Go Wild! event Sunday at the Greenwich Polo Club.

"We can't take the balloons up because the wind is pushing it (the flames) sideways," balloon captain Paul Sena said. "It would burn the balloon."

While he couldn't take his balloon up in the air, he did entertain people by firing off his burner and sending flames into the air.

The annual event is the fundraiser for the Greenwich Land Trust. It owns or manages about 750 acres throughout Greenwich, preventing it from being developed.

The Land Trust recently celebrated its move into its new office in a home on the Mueller Preserve on Round Hill Road.

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