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Seasonal Boo Boxes Unveiled For Newtown Fund Benefit



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Newtown United and its partners, Union Savings Bank of Newtown and Avance Day Spa, announce the launch of the 2017 Halloween Boo Boxes. The 15th annual fundraiser for The Newtown Fund, the boxes are hand-decorated boxes filled with Halloween treats and novelties for children and adults alike.Marie Sturdevant, a founding member of Newtown United, will organize the delivery of donated Boo Boxes to the Danbury organizations. The staff of Union Savings Bank will assist with this effort.

All funds raised through their combined efforts will benefit The Newtown Fund. Founded in 1959, The Newtown Fund provides a wide variety of care and services for Newtown families in need.

Boo Box creator Rosemary Rau came up with idea when she saw a blank box sitting on a store shelf years ago, and put it together with the New England tradition of "booing" your neighbors and friends with treats for Halloween.

Among those who have decorated Boo Boxes this year are newcomers Jeanne Eleck, Sally Feuerberg, and Dawn Turcott, who joined returning Boo Box decorators Ann Kirk, Jean Swanhall, and Adele Moros, among others.

The Halloween Boo Boxes can be purchased at the Newtown branch of Union Savings Bank, 1 Commerce Road; and Avance Day Spa, within The Villages at Lexington Gardens, 32 Church Hill Road.

Boxes range from $10 to $20 each. Peanut-free boxes are available.

In addition to the annual effort of selling Boo Boxes to benefit The Newtown Fund, a collection of the boxes will be donated to The Healing Hearts Center of Danbury and Regional Hospice and Palliative Care Center for Comfort Care & Healing, also in Danbury.

Newtown United and The Newtown Fund are both 501(c)(3) organizations.

For additional information, contact Ms Rau at 203-426-2226.

The 2017 collection of Boo Boxes has been unveiled, and boxes filled with treat and goodies are available for purchase at two in-town locations. Proceeds from the Newtown United annual project will again benefit The Newtown Fund. (photo courtesy Rosemary Rau)
Each Boo Box is uniquely decorated by local artisans, and then filled with treats appropriate for children or adults. (photo courtesy Rosemary Rau)
Clockwise from left are many of the people responsible for the 15th annual collection of Boo Boxes, sales of which will benefit The Newtown Fund: Sally Feuerberg, Ann Kirk, Marie Sturdevant, Anne Ragusa, Linda Bates, Joanne Robling, Dawn Turcott, and Rosemary Rau. (photo courtesy Rosemary Rau)
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