Newtown Tribute Tonight in Danbury (UPDATE)

Local towns will host a tribute to Newtown at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the O'Neill Center of Western Connecticut State University. The attached PDF describes tonight's event.

The attached PDF tells who is performing at tonight's Tribute to Newtown, and the performers include Performing Artist, Scott LoBaido
Emmy Award Winning Acoustic Guitarist, Kevin Briody
Singer, Amy Masse
Danbury High School’s Madrigals
Rogers Park Middle School Chorus
Western Connecticut State University’s Wind Ensemble.

Also speaking at the event will be:

Walnut Hill Community Church Sr. Pastor, Clive Calver
Faith Church Pastor, Frank Santoro
United Jewish Center Rabbi, Clifford E. Librach

Newtown First Selectwoman Pat Llodra will attend the Tribute to Newtown.

(Origional Story)

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.

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.

Western Connecticut State University will welcome guests to this regional tribute event on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in support of Newtown, 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.”

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.

Media are asked to contact Elisa Munoz in the City of Danbury Mayor’s Office at 203-797-4511 if you are interested in attending.

duchess4 December 19, 2012 at 02:52 PM
Question: will the event be streamed to any other location in downtown Danbury or on the WCSU campus for those who may not be able to get into the O'Neill Center?
Mark Langlois December 19, 2012 at 03:01 PM
I'm working on an answer. So far three WCSU people think it is possible, but they don't know and they're checking.
Mark Langlois December 19, 2012 at 03:51 PM
Hi Dutchess4, There will be no live streaming of tonight's vigil at the O'Neill Center, WCSU. Sorry. Mark.
David M. Coelho December 20, 2012 at 05:24 AM
What a fine tribute. I am very glad that I went. It was important for the Danbury area to show our support to Newtown. Every speaker had a different and equally important message to all of us. The Clergy of all Faiths were great! The singer during the candlight montage, Ms. Amy Masse sang like an Angel. The artist Scott LoBaido, with is now famous flag painting was amazing. I hope that they sell copies of that painting. He amazed the entire auditorium with how fast he painted it. What was the song that was playing while he painted?


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