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Santa for SandyHook Heros

Santa for Sandy Hook.. How does it sound to Newtown?

My name is Lynn Samperi and I am a resident in Wallingford, CT.Both my husband and I dress as Santa and Mrs Claus for many state events, events at senior centers and local schools and day cares. We have been brainstorming a way we could personally help the town of Newtown and especially the children and families of our lost heroes. My husband and I would like to come to Newtown as Mr and Mrs Claus with green and white candy canes of hope for all.  However we want to have permission as we understand how overwhelmed the town must be. I have written to the superintendent of schools and the first selectwoman but they are both obviously busy with handling this tragedy. I wrote to the editor of the Patch and her recomendation is that I send this out in a blog to see what the response from the Newtown commmunity is.

I have mentioned the possibility to many and all think it would be wonderful for the children to get a hug from the season representative or his wife. We will travel door to door if that is what the residents want, but we want to only do what is right for Newtown. Please cast your opinion on this blog so that with the assistance of the Patch we can arrange for this to happen.

With a heavy heart,

Lynn and Gary Samperi

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jeanne verbanic December 18, 2012 at 02:10 PM
I am very proud to say this compassionate couple are my friends!
Jennifer Zwicharowski December 18, 2012 at 03:04 PM
Let us know how we can be of service as well ! Great job Lynn n Gary !!!! And their lil elf helper nick !!! Proud of you guys !!! <3
Jaimie Cura December 18, 2012 at 05:03 PM
From Mrs. Claus herself: "Ok it is officially booked at The Youth Academy in Newtown. 4 Primrose Street Newtown, CT from 9 to 2. There will be Holiday Cookies, Hot Cocoa Station, Winter Arts and Craft Table, A Coloring Book Station, DJ and of course Mr and Mrs Claus will spend the entire day there dancing and singing and hugging. Spread the cheer for all to hear. Volunteers are needed. Please email Lynn Samperi at LynnP0380@aol.com"
Jaimie Cura December 18, 2012 at 06:22 PM
Dec 22nd, Saturday, 9 to 2.
Annette M December 18, 2012 at 09:08 PM
I would love to help in any way I can. I live in upstate NY and am willing to travel to Newtown, Ct. Please let me know how I can be of help. My email address is: nutsie55@aim.com.

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