Even though Newtown is miles from most of the Patch towns in what we call eastern Connecticut, we are all united in our feelings about what happened. Newtown is Ledyard; Newtown is Avon; Newtown is Vernon; Newtown is Durham. It could be any of us going through what the residents of Newtown are going through, and through the power of Patch we want to show those folks — and especially those children — that they are not alone.
And so was born Operation Snuggle Newtown.
i5 Teaching Network in the Gales Ferry Community Center has agreed to be drop-off location for Operation Snuggle Newtown. Drop off a new teddy bear by 2 p.m. on Thursday. If you'd like, please leave a card with your name and feel free to share your thoughts of condolence. We want to show Newtown that they are not alone.
While you're there, take a look around. The exhibit space is curated by Marge Anderson who has great connections with local artists. She has invited artists to show and sell their work, which as it happens, would make great Christmas gifts.
Stop by before Thursday (Marge is open from 11-6 all week) and show your compassion for Newtown and show your loyalty to shopping local!