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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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/articleid/3742484/1/pictures/1919544">Photo - Emma Murray, 9, places glue on a paper snowflake before adding glitter at New Life Bible Church in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. New Life Bible Church, as well as several schools in Norman, are making snowflakes to send to Newtown, Conn., to greet children in their new school building. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
Emma Murray, 9, places glue on a paper snowflake before adding glitter at New Life Bible Church in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012. New Life Bible Church, as well as several schools in Norman, are making snowflakes to send to Newtown, Conn., to greet children in their new school building. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

“It felt good to make snowflakes for the kids, because they had so many losses,” said Katie Lindley, 10. “The snowflakes will probably cheer them up.”

The Connecticut association is trying to collect as many original snowflakes as possible to create a winter wonderland for Sandy Hook students when they return to their new school this month.

Alcott Middle School also participated in the project. Ana Deaton, Alcott Parent Teacher Association president, encouraged students to create snowflakes over the winter break.

“I have struggled with wanting to do something for the precious survivors and heroes, but I had no idea where to begin,” Deaton said in an email to Alcott PTA members. “I think this is a great project for my family over break.”

Deaton plans to mail the snowflakes she collects to Connecticut this week.


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