Greater Danbury Officials Organize ‘A Tribute to Newtown’ for Wednesday

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A flag flies at half staff in front of the Reed Intermediate School in Newtown, Connecticut, following a shooting nearby at Sandy Hook Elementary School. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
A flag flies at half staff in front of the Reed Intermediate School in Newtown, Connecticut, following a shooting nearby at Sandy Hook Elementary School. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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Mayors and First Selectmen from the Greater Danbury Region have come together to organize A Tribute to Newtown. The gathering will be a way for the people of Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Danbury, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Redding, Ridgefield, and Sherman to come together in this time of need.

 

Western Connecticut State University will welcome guests to this regional tribute event on Wednesday, December 19 at 7pm in support of Newtown, Connecticut and everyone affected by the tragic school shooting last week. A Tribute to Newtown will take place at the O’Neill Center on the Westside Campus of WestConn in Danbury, Connecticut.

 

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton explained, “We have all been affected by this tragic event in some way. We are hoping that this gathering will provide solace and comfort during a time of confusion and sadness.”

 

The tribute will include various musical performances from choirs and musicians as well as remarks by community leaders, including Western Connecticut State University President, Dr. James Schmotter.

 

New Fairfield First Selectman, John Hodge has been vital to the organization of this event. “We want individuals from the entire region to join us for an uplifting event that will enable them to move forward with a more positive outlook despite the sadness that we are all feeling,” he explained.

 

Please contact the City of Danbury Mayor’s Office at (203)797-4511 or the Town of New Fairfield at (203)312-5600 with any questions.

 

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