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Snowflakes for Newtown will decorate Boogie for Babies dance PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, January 21, 2013 11:50 PM

Register Publications would like to thank everyone who made and turned in snowflakes for the students of Sandy Hook Elementary, Newtown, Conn.

There’s been a slight change, however, and while the snowflakes may not be physically going to Connecticut, kids will be putting them to good use decorating for another worthy cause.

“When I first saw the information about the snowflakes shared on Facebook, I knew that this would be something great for our community to take part in,” said Lydia Morath, production manager at Register Publications.
Morath brought the idea to others at the Register office, and they implemented a plan to be a local drop off location for the snowflakes

“We wanted to donate our resources to make the bulk delivery to Connecticut. After advertising it in our publications we received around 500 snowflakes from residents, businesses and organizations,” said Morath.
Circulation manager Brooke Thies contacted the Connecticut PTSA to confirm delivery  information, but found out they had received so many snowflakes they had to stop accepting them prior to the original cut off datte.

“They received so many they had already decorated not only the school where the kids will be finishing the school year, but they filled surrounding schools and business as well,” said Thies.

According to their website the Connecticut PTSA is now asking for the snowflakes to be used in the community and the use be photographed.

“They would like us to send the photos to them so they can create a photo album to keep on file of all the different places around the country that are showing their support for those in Newtown,” said Thies.

Morath added “We decided to donate them to the Central Elementary Destination Imagination team to use at their upcoming ‘Boogie for Babies’ dance Saturday, Jan. 26, at Agner Hall in the Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds.
DI sponsor and mother of a team member Stacy Halbig said the girls are excited to use the snowflakes to show support for the kids of Sandy Hook Elementary

When the DI team members were deciding on project ideas helping Sandy Hook Elementary was on the list, it will be nice that they can still incorporate a way to support them even though they chose a different project, said Halbig.

Meanwhile, local group JetSet GetSet has agreed to perform at the dance from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., added Halbig.
Boogie for Babies is 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Agner Hall, Lawrenceburg. Cost is $10 per person, $5 for ages 2 to 5, and free for kids under 2.

For more information, contact Halbig at 1-812-577-7685.

Last Updated on Monday, January 21, 2013 11:51 PM