UPDATED (Friday, June 14, 10:15 am): The community-wide gathering originally planned for Fairfield Hills at 7:30 pm this evening will take place at Newtown Congregational Church, 14 West Street.
A few special events have been organized in Newtown for today, the six-month anniversary of 12/14.
Following is a brief encapsulation of what is occurring in town. Click on links within this story to be taken to full stories published earlier this week with full details.
THIS MORNING AT EDMOND TOWN HALL
(9:30 am-9:30 pm)
Moment of silence, then press conference and rally to kick off “No More Names: National Drive to Reduce Gun Violence,” hosted by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Governor Malloy, First Selectman Llodra, Erica Lafferty et al expected to speak. Event will continue until 9:30 tonight with reading of names of those killed by guns.
7:30 pm at Fairfield Hills; will be moved to Newtown Congregational Church if rain (NCC’s phone number is 203-426-9024 if weather is questionable; we will post change of location on website, Facebook and Twitter if the event does get moved) (NOTE: This event has been moved to NCC.)
*bring lawn chairs, blankets for seating
*clergy, First Selectman, first responders, et al expected to speak
*attendees invited to add messages to banners going to Oklahoma
*hosted by Newtown Interfaith Clergy Association
*Newtown Congregational Church will ring bells at 9:30, sanctuary will be open at least all morning, if not longer
*Newtown United Methodist Church will ring bells at 9:30, sanctuary will be open 9 am until 2 pm
*New Hope Community Church will have grief counseling available from Reverend Jim Solomon, call 203-770-3745
*Trinity Episcopal Church will ring bells at 9:30, sanctuary will be open all day (Trinity will also dedicate its lighthouse memorial and then its outdoor labyrinth tonight, at 6 pm)
*Christ the King Lutheran Church will have its monthly memorial service at 7 pm
*Congregation Adath Israel will have a special service at 6:30