Blue Grass parish remembers Sandy Hook students


By Anne Marie Amacher

An angel with a ribbon of each child’s name who was killed at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut was hung at St. Andrew Parish in Blue Grass. A vigil was held Jan. 8 at the parish.

BLUE GRASS — A string of 20 angel lights was woven into evergreen trees in the sanctuary at St. Andrew Parish to remember the 20 children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn. Members of the Blue Grass community reflected on the loss Jan. 8 during a vigil at St. Andrew Church.
Parishioner Bonnie Strong said she had received the string of lights from a friend who was moving away a few years ago. The lights never fit the décor at home, but she just couldn’t give the decoration away.
“This year I brought down the box (with the lights) in early December for some reason. Since they were not made to go outdoors, they sat on the dining room table.”
Following the Dec. 14 shooting at the Connecticut school, she was struck by the fact that she had a decoration with 20 angel lights, the same number as the children who had been killed. She and her daughters put the names of each of the children on green ribbons and added them to the angels before placing them on the trees at church.

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