Norman families make snowflakes for Sandy Hook children

A Norman church and Norman schoolchildren are involved in a project to send paper snowflakes to Sandy Hook Elementary School students to welcome them back in a new building after the holiday break.
BY TAMI ALTHOFF Published: January 2, 2013
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New Life Bible Church opened its doors Saturday for people who want to help victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings.

About 20 people met at the church and created snowflakes that will be mailed to the Connecticut Parent Teacher Student Association.

The church provided the materials to make the snowflakes, as well as hot chocolate. Participants made about 100 snowflakes, said Sarah Williams, administrative assistant at the church.

“Everyone was very happy to make even a small impact in the situation,” Williams said. “We talked about how we were ready to see the new school decorated.”

Church member Jackie Lindley suggested the idea after hearing about the Connecticut Parent Teacher Student Association's nationwide appeal for homemade snowflakes.

“So many of us are grieving and heartbroken for the loss of these little children,” said Lindley.

Lindley and her four children, as well as her nieces and nephews, made snowflakes Saturday.