After the success of the intial event, the Town of Darien is asking the community to participate in a group effort Saturday to honor health care professionals and first responders for the next five Saturdays.

A press release from First Selectman Jayme Stevenson invited the town to participate through May 16.

On Saturdays from 7 to 7:05 p.m., the town churches will ring their bells and first responders will be out on the streets honking and blowing horns.

Residents are invited to “stand on your front lawn or your front steps and ring cowbells, shake holiday bells, bang pots and pans or simply clap hands. Wave to your friends and neighbors” according to a news release from First Selectman Jayme Stevenson.

New York City residents are holding a nightly 7 p.m. clapping session for its medical workers. Begun on March 27, residents and others share videos with the hashtag, #ClapBecauseWeCare.

Darien residents are welcome to share their videos at

“Let’s all show your town spirit, share our thanks, and enjoy some smiles and waves, at a distance, as we all come together for a few moments to celebrate the heroes among us, and spread good cheer,” the news release said.