Regional vigil for Newtown is Wednesday

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 Redding, Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Danbury, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, 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, Dec. 19, at 7 p.m. at the O’Neill Center on the Westside Campus in Danbury in support of Newtown and everyone affected by the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School last week.

Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton said, “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 even, the mayor said. “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.”

For more information, contact City of Danbury Mayor’s Office at 203-797-4511 or the Town of New Fairfield at 203-312-5600.



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