NEWTON MEMORIAL PARK Huntington Group Planning Memorial Park For Sandy Hook Shooting Victims
Reported by: Tiersa Davis
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Jan. 23, 2013 3:51 PM EST
Updated: Jan. 24, 2013 9:44 AM EST
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A group in Huntington is planning to honor the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting in Newton, Conn., with a new park.
The Foundation for the Tri-State Community, along with area donors and the Greater Huntington Park and Recreation District, are working on a grove of trees that will be planted in the victims' honor, according to a news release from the foundation. The location will be at the former Miller Elementary School at 12th Avenue and Seventh Street. The public park will be named the Miller Elementary Memorial Park and will serve as a symbol of peace.
There will be 26 trees planted for the 26 victims. There will be 20 dogwood trees to represent the students, and six larger trees to represent the adults.
Sponsorships for the park are available at $350 for a tree and $100 for an engraved paved stone. Donations also will be accepted for the Miller Elementary Memorial Park Fund. Donations can be sent to Foundation for the Tri-State Community, P.O. Box 7932, Huntington, WV 25779-7932.
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