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SHOP Announces Passport Prize Packages

Published: October 06, 2017 at 12:00 am

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Among those helping to organize The Seventh Annual Passport To Sandy Hook are, from left, SHOP member Maribeth Hemingway; Jennifer Blatchley, assistant branch manager of the Newtown office of Newtown Savings Bank, an event sponsor; and SHOP members…
Among those helping to organize The Seventh Annual Passport To Sandy Hook are, from left, SHOP member Maribeth Hemingway; Jennifer Blatchley, assistant branch manager of the Newtown office of Newtown Savings Bank, an event sponsor; and SHOP members Bonnie Fredericks and Sharon Doherty. The women gathered for this photo on the bridge at the eastern end of Church Hill Road, which will be full of pedestrians hoping to fill their passports and win a prize package on Saturday, October 7. (Bee Photo, Hicks)
Among those helping to organize The Seventh Annual Passport To Sandy Hook are, from left, SHOP member Maribeth Hemingway; Jennifer Blatchley, assistant branch manager of the Newtown office of Newtown Savings Bank, an event sponsor; and SHOP members…
Among those helping to organize The Seventh Annual Passport To Sandy Hook are, from left, SHOP member Maribeth Hemingway; Jennifer Blatchley, assistant branch manager of the Newtown office of Newtown Savings Bank, an event sponsor; and SHOP members Bonnie Fredericks and Sharon Doherty. The women gathered for this photo on the bridge at the eastern end of Church Hill Road, which will be full of pedestrians hoping to fill their passports and win a prize package on Saturday, October 7. (Bee Photo, Hicks)

The Sandy Hook Organization for Prosperity (SHOP) is set to present its Seventh Annual Passport to Sandy Hook on Saturday, October 7, from 11 am to 4 pm. The fun, family-friendly event will be held rain or shine.


A total of 30 merchants have contributed toward this year's prize packages valued at more than $2,100. To be eligible to win one of the three prize packages, visitors need to have their passports stamped at all 30 participating locations.


Everything is within walking distance of the Church Hill Road, Washington Avenue, Riverside Road, and Glen Road intersection of Sandy Hook Center. Passports can be picked up at the SHOP booth that will be set up behind Cover Two Sports Cafe, 100 Church Hill Road. Once complete, passports should be returned to the SHOP booth to be included in the drawing.


Three winners will be drawn at the bandstand in front of 102 Church Hill Road at 4:15 pm. Winners do not need to be present in order to win.


This year's first place prize package, valued at $932, includes use of the Newtown Savings Bank suite at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport and a package of ten tickets for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers vs Springfield matchup on Sunday afternoon, November 19; a laundry bag and gift certificate for wash, dry and fold at PJ's Laundromat; two tickets to Rocktoberfest, October 28 at the Oakdale Theater in Wallingford; gift certificates for a six-week session music class at Newtown Suzuki, for babies through age 2½; one month of karate at Porco Karate Academy; two gift certificates to Foundry Kitchen & Tavern; and gift certificates to Cover Two Sports Café, Figs Wood Fired Bistro, Nick's Chilled & Distilled, wash, fold, and dry at PJ's Laundromat, Sandy Hook Deli & Catering, Sandy Hook Diner, Subway, and The Villa Restaurant.


The second place package, valued at $648, also includes use of the NSB suite at Webster Bank Arena and ten tickets for Sunday, November 19; a Newtown Suzuki prize (same as above). It also includes a Newtown Forest Association T-shirt, and gift certificates for Cover Two, Family Fun Kuts, Foundry, Nick's Chilled & Distilled, Nouveau Monde Wine Bar, Sabrina Style, Sandy Hook Deli & Catering, Sandy Hook Diner, Subway, and The Villa.


The third place package, valued at $533, includes a PJ's Laundromat prize (same as above), as well as gift certificates for Cover Two, Foundry, Nick's Chilled & Distilled, Sandy Hook Deli & Catering, Subway, and The Villa.


This prize package also includes tickets to the First Saturday Spaghetti Supper at Newtown United Methodist Church, gift certificate to Sandy Hook Hair Company, a Christmas tree from Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company, Scholastic books from Wesley Learning Center, and four adult passes to The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.


Those planning to attend Passport are also reminded that Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue will be conducting a stuff-a-truck to benefit FAITH Food Pantry. Donations of nonperishable food, or monetary donations, will be collected at the fire truck parked behind 102 Church Hill Road.


SHOP is composed of business owners and residential members from the Sandy Hook community. To learn more about the organization and its events, or become a member, visit sandyhookvillage.com.




[caption id="attachment_283976" align="alignleft" width="1000"]Among those helping to organize The Seventh Annual Passport To Sandy Hook are, from left, SHOP member Maribeth Hemingway; Jennifer Blatchley, assistant branch manager of the Newtown office of Newtown Savings Bank, an event sponsor; and SHOP members Bonnie Fredericks and Sharon Doherty. The women gathered for this photo on the bridge at the eastern end of Church Hill Road, which will be full of pedestrians hoping to fill their passports and win a prize package on Saturday, October 7.  (Bee Photo, Hicks) Among those helping to organize The Seventh Annual Passport To Sandy Hook are, from left, SHOP member Maribeth Hemingway; Jennifer Blatchley, assistant branch manager of the Newtown office of Newtown Savings Bank, an event sponsor; and SHOP members Bonnie Fredericks and Sharon Doherty. The women gathered for this photo on the bridge at the eastern end of Church Hill Road, which will be full of pedestrians hoping to fill their passports and win a prize package on Saturday, October 7. (Bee Photo, Hicks)[/caption]

 

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