For Immediate Release
December 17, 2012
Media Contact: Elisa Munoz
TRIBUTE TO NEWTOWN
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
Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Danbury, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown,
Redding, 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,
December 19th at 7pm in support of Newtown, Connecticut and
everyone affected by the tragic school shooting last week. A Tribute to Newtown will take place
at the O’Neill Center on the Westside
Campus of WCSU in Danbury, Connecticut.
Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton explained, “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 event; he explained, “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.”
If you have any questions regarding the information in
this press release please contact City of Danbury Mayor’s Office at
203-797-4511 or the Town of New Fairfield at 203-312-5600.