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Luminaries to Light Up Newtown on Christmas Eve

Candles and bags will be distributed for free today, Dec. 23, at Big Y and Stop & Shop in Newtown.


A plan is in action to remember the victims of the Sandy Hook School shooting and, at the same time, celebrate Christmas.

Today, Dec. 23, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., luminaria candles and bags will be given out for free at the Stop & Shop at Sand Hill Plaza and the Big Y shopping plaza.

The plan is to have all Newtown residents light 26 candles on Christmas Eve to honor the 26 victims of the Dec. 14 shooting.

Patti Winters December 23, 2012 at 04:48 PM
Walgreens in Newtown is also donating luminaria in packets of 26. They have them now through the New Year. Stop by the front display as you enter.
LP December 23, 2012 at 06:53 PM
Beautiful! Any specific time to light them - or just anytime after dark?
Rick December 23, 2012 at 07:41 PM
After dark and leave on all night. https://www.facebook.com/events/528473403829415
Carrie December 23, 2012 at 08:44 PM
Where can we go to get the candles?
Sscott December 23, 2012 at 09:12 PM
Walgreens you can buy a bag a of 50 for 3.99.
Out Door John December 23, 2012 at 10:53 PM
What a wonderful way to let those who have gone before us that we are thinking of them and trying to heal!! Light up the night sky Newtown!
Susan Joy December 23, 2012 at 11:00 PM
We missed getting the luminaires today, is there some place else I can get them tomorrow? (Dec 24)
Sharon Emerson December 24, 2012 at 01:11 AM
Oh, Lord, let your healing light shine upon them
Dawn Andrew December 24, 2012 at 02:38 AM
Thinking of your community around the clock. I will light candles for you in our town on Christmas. There are no possible words that can comfort you. Hopefully you will draw strength from all the prayers people are sending you way.
shannon marie December 24, 2012 at 07:12 AM
I personally think of EVERYONE who lost a Loved one in the devastation in ct. This has affected the WORLD!! You are all in my Prayers!! Christmas is not going to ever be the same. This has affected my grieving of a child, as it has many people Who has lost a child! LOVE TO YOU ALL!
The Dalton Family December 25, 2012 at 12:42 AM
Vero Beach, Florida is sending love and prayers. We wish you peace, and have lit 27 luminaries as a token of respect for the victims and the families. Take comfort in the strength of your community.

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