Updated: Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012, 10:59 PM EST
Published : Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012, 10:55 PM EST
WESTPORT, Conn. (WTNH) -- A Christmas tradition with a bit of a twist. Door to door caroling through Compo Beach in Westport. But tonight, there were 600 carolers, that moved en masse through the dark and festive streets.
"You see I didn't want to lose my kids so I've anchored them to myself cause moving through these narrow streets in the dark, I wouldn't want to have to go hunting for my children," Janine Scotti of Westport said.
Janine Scott came prepared and her kids were just excited.
"Well yeah, I wasn't expecting that there were gonna be this many people, I thought 600 was an exaggeration," Tomaso Scotti of Westport said.
It was an unexpected amount of support.
Called "One Voice" this was an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for caroling. Larger groups have gotten together to sing, 15,000 at one mall last year but never before has this many done the traditional door to door caroling, that's what sets this apart.
"We saw the sign up last week, we went right home and signed up and I'm glad to be a part of something for a good cause also," Scott said.
That's what makes this even more special. All of this will also raise funds for the Lily Sarah Grace Fund.
The three girls were killed last Christmas when their home in Stamford caught fire. Their father, Matthew Badger, set up the fund in their memory to benefit the arts in under-funded elementary schools across the country.
So there's a reason as well as celebrating the season.
"What's your favorite song," News 8's Annie Rourke asked.
"My favorite song...well, I have a lot," Lucia Scotti of Westport said.
And fortunately for her, they hit all the classics tonight. Many here were members of sports teams, clubs, even choirs, though some are just happy to walk along and sing a holiday song.
"No, just in the shower," Maddie Saveliff of Westport said laughing.
"Are you a good singer," News 8's Rourke asked.
"Oh yes," Saveliff said.