Making snowflakes for Sandy Hook

By Denise Coffey - Staff Writer
Putnam - posted Wed., Jan. 2, 2013
Nicole and Marie Dumaine proudly display their handiwork. Photos by D. Coffey.
Nicole and Marie Dumaine proudly display their handiwork. Photos by D. Coffey.

When Putnam resident Julie Watt heard that the Connecticut Parents and Teachers Association was spearheading efforts to create a winter wonderland for Sandy Hook Elementary School students, she wanted to get involved. Watt, who is the associate director at the Complex Performing Arts Center on Front Street, organized a snowflake-making event on Dec. 22.

Watt and CPAC Artistic Director Nicola Johnson opened their doors to a cadre of snowflake-makers. They provided construction paper, yarn, pompoms, glue, glitter, markers, crayons, scissors, Popsicle sticks, cotton balls and tape. Many parents joined their young children to cut out snowflakes and glue on glitter. Soon snowflakes lined a section of floor in the dance studio, and piles of them grew along a wall. Watt planned to send them to CTPTA once they were ready.

To contribute to Snowflakes for Sandy Hook, make and send snowflakes to CT PTSA, 60 Connolly Parkway, Building 12, Suite 103, Hamden, CT 06514, by Jan. 12, 2013. For more information, call the CT PTSA at 203-281-6617.

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