Snowflake-Making Event for Sandy Hook School Planned at Sage YMCA on Thursday

First snowflake making event will be held from 1-4 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 26, at Concorde Banquets.

Angie Schroedel and Lora Rampino, of Lake Zurich, are spearheading a local effort to make snowflakes to decorate the halls at Sandy Hook Elementary School when the children of the Newtown tragedy return to school.

A Connecticut PTO is collecting the snowflakes and will decorate Sandy Hook.

Schroedel said perhaps it will help heal these children and the adults by creating a beautiful and inviting environment.

“I can’t even imagine what it must be like for these families,” Schroedel said.

“Our hope is to ease the anxiety, even a small fraction, that the student, the staff, and the parents will be feeling. Especially the parents as they release their children to the care of the school again. All of us, as parents, cannot imagine the horror all those parents are feeling,” she said. 

One of two Snowflake-Making events will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Jan. 3 at the Sage YMCA, 701 Manor Rd., in Crystal Lake.

Participants should bring their own scissors, and extra paper of glitter if they want.


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