Rev. Berberick wins Ice Watch
KENT â€” The Rev. Thomas Berberick of the Sacred Heart Church in Kent is the 2009 winner of the Kent Volunteer Fire Departmentâ€™s annual Ice Watch competition. Event organizers determined the ice began to break on the Housatonic River on Feb. 23 at 10:58 a.m.
Berberick guessed that the ice would break on Feb. 23 at 11:10 a.m., making his entry the closest to the actual time.
Participants in the contest pay $2 for a chance to guess what time and date the ice in the river will start to break. A special tripod was placed on the river on Feb. 21 at midnight; it recorded the exact time when the ice began to move around on the river.
The total amount raised from entries is $1,808, which will now be split between the fire department and Berberick.