On behalf of the Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity (S.H.O.P.), and the Passport Committee, I would like to thank everyone who attended our third annual Passport to Sandy Hook. This year we had the largest crowd ever.
Thank you to all of the merchants who participated in this event. Thank you to our sponsors, Newtown Savings Bank and Andy Sachs. These sponsorships continue to allow us to bring these events to the public free of charge.
The Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity (SHOP) will present the Third Annual Passport to Sandy Hook on Saturday, October 12, from 11 am to 4 pm. More than 30 merchants have contributed toward this year’s prize packages.
To be eligible to win one of the three prize packages, valued at a total of $3,500, visitors must have their passports stamped at all 32 participating locations. Locations are within walking distance of the Church Hill Road-Glen Road-Riverside Road-Washington Avenue intersection.
Raising glasses in a champagne toast on Friday, October 4, officials and residents seated along a decorative stone wall and standing on a new stamped concrete walkway on the corner of Riverside Road and Washington Avenue cheered as antique-style lampposts suddenly lit.
Flipping a switch in a circuit box across from the intersection, First Selectman Pat Llodra watched the lamps light, then quickly returned to the crowd for a sip of champagne. Friday celebrated the completion of Phase II streetscape in Sandy Hook Center.
As a member of the Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company, I’d like you to join us for a very special event on Saturday. Last year’s Passport to Sandy Hook was a great day and we are looking forward to this year’s being bigger and better!
Passport to Sandy Hook will feature all of the great shopping and dining that Sandy Hook has to offer – plus great discounts and giveaways, live music, a bounce house, face painting and more!
So much has changed about our quaint Sandy Hook village since last year’s Passport to Sandy Hook event – it is evident in the “We Are Sandy Hook. We Choose Love” signs in shop windows and the green ribbons and magnets on cars driving through. Sandy Hook looks different this year too – with new sidewalks, crosswalks, lights and landscaping. It has truly been a year of change for our community.
I’m looking forward to the 3rd annual Passport to Sandy Hook. It will be great to spend the day there listening to music, lots of great places to eat and shopping. I plan on adding to my bling collection from Sabrina’s Style and when my passport is completely stamped enter it into the raffle!
Last week I sent an email to friends inviting them to SHOP's Passport to Sandy Hook event. After a few people commented on it, I decided to share that email with all of you – inviting you to an event that truly celebrates our incredible community.
Please join me on Saturday, October 12 from 11 am to 4 pm in Sandy Hook Center for the Passport event. Visit all our local businesses and sign up to win one of the fantastic prize packages. Sandy Hook Center has never looked better! The continuation of the new sidewalks and lighting onto Washington Avenue, and the new flower boxes all add to the small town Connecticut feel that makes it such a special place.
Looking to enhance commercial traffic and to spur business retention and growth in Sandy Hook center, a local business support group is working with Newtown’s Community and Economic Development Director and the Connecticut Main Street agency establishing a multifaceted project designed to spur economic recovery to the village center.