Did your kids enjoy the Sandy Hook Arcade? Maybe they'd like to keep a memento -- or visit some of its games in their new homes across Newtown.
For eight months, the Sandy Hook Arcade Center on South Main St. provided free fun and games to the kids of Newtown. Owners always knew it was temporary: the goal was to give kids a place to "be kids" in the months after Dec. 14. The arcade finally shut its doors on August 31, following a final appearance at the Newtown Labor Day Parade. (Remember the Pac-Man "dancers?")
"The arcade is silent...we miss all the laughter and smiles you brought. As we wrap up the closing we are trying to spread a little of the Sandy Hook Arcade Center around town. We were fortunate to get a couple of the games donated to the town so you'll see both Foosball tables at NYA (thank you Betson). Stop in at the NYA and play a game. Hopefully we will find a home for baby Basketball Lil Hoops game as well.
The Sandy Hook Firehouse now has the Keurig coffee machine that a lot of you enjoyed while at the SHAC and all the supplies to go along with it (Thank you Dunkin Donuts). The Faith Food Pantry at the St John's Episcopal Church in Sandy Hook and the Newtown, CT Social Services food pantry were very happy to get ten cases of soda (thank you Pepsi) and coffee supplies also."
If you'd like an opportunity to, as they put it, "take home a memory of the Sandy Hook Arcade Center," stop by its location at Sand Hill Plaza Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and see what's available.
Who knows -- maybe the fun never has to end after all.