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Yonkers PTA to get help with 'Snowflakes for Sandy Hook' exhibit

The Yonkers Council of PTA/PTSAs in collaboration with Yonkers Public Schools and Yonkers Public Library are seeking volunteers to help install a winter wonderland at the Yonkers Riverfront Library on Saturday beginning at 11 a.m.

The exhibit will represent the community's support of the "Snowflake" project introduced to honor those lost at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December, according to a news release from Yonkers Public Schools Wednesday. The exhibit will be installed from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Yonkers Riverfront Library, 1 Larkin Center.

The "Snowflake" project was created by the Connecticut PTA in response to the Newtown tragedy. Communities and schools were asked to design unique snowflakes that would adorn the new school to which the Sandy Hook Elementary School students would return in January. Overwhelmed by the outpouring of snowflakes from throughout the country, the Connecticut PTA canceled further deliveries, suggesting, instead, that communities create their own displays.

Therefore, Yonkers volunteers will adorn the windows of the Riverfront Library with snowflake creations collected from Yonkers students and residents, transforming the library into an exhibit that celebrates the compassion of the Yonkers community and the support for Newtown, Conn., the release said.


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